Clinically occult avascular necrosis of the hip: prevalence in an asymptomatic population at risk.

@article{Tervonen1992ClinicallyOA,
  title={Clinically occult avascular necrosis of the hip: prevalence in an asymptomatic population at risk.},
  author={Osmo Tervonen and Diane M Mueller and Eric L Matteson and Jorge A Velosa and William W Ginsburg and Richard L. Ehman},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={182 3},
  pages={845-7}
}
An abbreviated screening magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination was used to determine the prevalence of clinically occult avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip in 100 asymptomatic renal transplantation patients treated with corticosteroids. All patients were more than 18 years old, had been treated with corticosteroids for at least 6 months, and had no symptoms of AVN before MR imaging. Of the 100 patients screened, six were found to have clinically occult AVN at MR imaging (rate: 6%, with a… CONTINUE READING

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