Vacuum Phenomenon in the Hip Joint: Diagnostic Value
S. Iordache, E. Rath, D. Atar, A. Vindzberg
Orthopedics Dept., Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheba
Vacuum phenomenon is well known in degenerative spinal disease in the elderly, but is seldom seen in other joints, especially in children. The phenomenon does not represent a pathological finding, and can be used for imaging of the articular facets, mainly in the hip and knee joints. We report a patient with this phenomenon in the hip joint.