Core decompression in atraumatic osteonecrosis of the hip.

  title={Core decompression in atraumatic osteonecrosis of the hip.},
  author={Carlos J. Lavernia and Rafael J. Sierra},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={15 2},
Core decompression for osteonecrosis of the femoral head continues to be a controversial procedure. We report the results of core decompression in the treatment of hip osteonecrosis. Forty-two patients (67 hips) were evaluated. Minimum follow-up was 2 years. Preoperative outcome instruments were assessed. Volume of involvement (%) from magnetic resonance imaging was assessed. Failure was described as a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Mean patient age was 40.26 years. The average clinical and… CONTINUE READING
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