Core decompression for early atraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

Abstract

We performed 41 core decompressions in 32 patients for stage I or stage II osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The intra-osseous pressure at the intertrochanteric level was raised in 28 (68%) and there was histological confirmation of necrosis in 36 hips (88%). After a follow-up of 10 to 84 months (mean 31) nine of the 12 stage I hips (75%) showed… (More)

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@article{Learmonth1990CoreDF, title={Core decompression for early atraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.}, author={Iain Learmonth and S Maloon and Genevieve Dall}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume}, year={1990}, volume={72 3}, pages={387-90} }