Core decompression and conservative treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head: a meta-analysis.

@article{Castro2000CoreDA,
  title={Core decompression and conservative treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Fernando Pias de Castro and Robert L. Barrack},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={187-94}
}
Core decompression for avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head continues to be a controversial procedure. Meta-analysis techniques were employed to identify 22 studies with a single surgical core decompression technique. A similar procedure identified eight studies that treated patients conservatively. The success rates for core decompression were 84%, 63%, and 29% for Steinberg stages I, II, and III, respectively. Conservatively treated patients with stage 0, I, III, and III AVN… CONTINUE READING

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