Avascular osteonecrosis after renal transplantation.

  title={Avascular osteonecrosis after renal transplantation.},
  author={Hafedh Hedri and Mejda Cherif and Karim Zouaghi and Ezzedine Abderrahim and Rym Louzir Goucha and Fathi Ben Hamida and Taieb Ben Abdallah and Fethi Elyounsi and Fatma Ben Moussa and H{\'e}di Ben Maiz and Adel K. Kheder},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={39 4},
Avascular osteonecrosis (AVN) is a serious osseous complication after renal transplantation. Its prevalence clearly decreased from 20% to 4% after introduction of cyclosporine and reduction of steroid doses. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of AVN among kidney transplant recipients and to determine the risk factors by comparing them with a population without AVN. Among 326 kidney transplant recipients between June 1986 and December 2004, 15 patients developed AVN with mean age… CONTINUE READING
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