Comparison of core decompression and conservative treatment for avascular necrosis of femoral head at early stage: a meta-analysis.

Abstract

The purpose of the current meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy of core decompression (CD) and conservative treatment (CT) for saving femoral heads in patients with avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH). Four RCTs and two CCTs involving 323 hips with 24- to 48-months follow-up were included in this review. Our results suggested CD had a trend of… (More)

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