Core decompression for juvenile osteonecrosis.

  title={Core decompression for juvenile osteonecrosis.},
  author={Jose Antonio Herrera-Soto and Charles T. Price},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={429-36, ix}
Core decompression may be used as adjunct for treatment in some cases of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD). The primary application is for patients with onset at 12 years of age or older. We recommend classifying these older patients as idiopathic juvenile osteonecrosis and treating them similarly to adults with avascular necrosis. Juvenile osteonecrosis… CONTINUE READING