Core decompression of the distal femur for avascular necrosis of the knee.

@article{Jacobs1989CoreDO,
  title={Core decompression of the distal femur for avascular necrosis of the knee.},
  author={Michael A. Jacobs and P E Loeb and David S. Hungerford},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={583-7}
}
From 1974 to 1981, we performed 28 core decompressions of the distal femur for pathologically confirmed avascular necrosis. At a mean follow-up of 54 months (range 20 to 140 months) and using the Ficat stages, all seven cases in stage I and stage II had good results. Of 21 cases in stage III, 11 cases had good results, four had poor results, and six needed… CONTINUE READING