[Is instillation of bone marrow stem cells at the time of core decompression useful for osteonecrosis of the femoral head?].

@article{Cabrolier2016IsIO,
  title={[Is instillation of bone marrow stem cells at the time of core decompression useful for osteonecrosis of the femoral head?].},
  author={Jorge Cabrolier and Marcelo Molina},
  journal={Medwave},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 Suppl 1},
  pages={e6406}
}
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head leads to degeneration of the head and finally to osteoarthritis of the hip. Decompression is the most widely used treatment, but its effectiveness is limited. It has been proposed instillation of stem cells in addition to decompression, would lead to better results. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified two systematic reviews including two randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis… CONTINUE READING
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