Week 41: Case 6

1. Presented by Edward McCarthy, M.D. and prepared by Angelique W. Levi, M.D.

A 50 year old woman fell and fractured her hip. A radiograph of her hand (Image 1, shown below) was done at that time to rule out a fracture, but instead it showed resorption of the tufts of the distal phalanges and subperiosteal resorption along the boarders of the phalanges. A total hip was done. Histologic analysis was performed on the femoral head.