Osteitis Pubis

osteitis pubis

Osteitis pubis is characterised by non-infectious inflammation of the pubic symphysis. The commonest causes are pregnancy/childbirth, high-level athletic activity, urological or gynaecological surgery, trauma and psoriatic arthritis, though the aetiology is sometimes unknown. The x-ray findings are subchondral erosive change, joint irregularity and sclerosis, which may eventually lead to ankylosis. The main differential diagnoses are infection and hyperparathyroidism, the latter due to bone resorption.

References:
1. Medcyclopaedia.com
2. eMedicine.com

Credit: Dr Donna D'Souza