Acetabular roof stress fracture: a rare cause of hip pain in children

  • Zied Jlalia
  • Mehdi Bellil
  • Maher Ben Ghachem


Stress fracture of acetabular roof is an unusual cause of hip pain. It is considered as an underdiagnosed entity. People who are more susceptible to experience this fracture are athletes, soldiers and dancers. We present the case of an 11 year old girl with a roof acetabular stress fracture for which the diagnosis and follow-ups were possible by the means of MRI. The treatment was keeping the child at a complete rest. Failure to abide with this treatment can cause the stress fracture to evaluate into a complete fracture.

The Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;24

Author Biographies

Zied Jlalia
Orthopedic Pediatric Department, Kassab Institute, Tunis, Tunisia
Mehdi Bellil
Orthopedic Department, Charles Nicole Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Maher Ben Ghachem
Orthopedic Pediatric Departement, Children Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1937-8688