Efficacy of core decompression of femoral head to treat avascular necrosis in intravenous drug users.

@article{Abrisham2013EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of core decompression of femoral head to treat avascular necrosis in intravenous drug users.},
  author={Seyed Mohammad Jalil Abrisham and Mohammad Reza Hajiesmaeili and Hossein Soleimani and Hamid Pahlavanhosseini},
  journal={Acta medica Iranica},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={250-3}
}
Core decompression (CD) of the femoral head is one of the effective treatments of avascular necrosis (AVN), especially in the early stages of the disease. To investigate further the value of CD in treating the AVN, this study was performed on patients with symptomatic AVN with different etiologies who were treated with CD. This study was carried out on 25 patients (with the total number of 37 femoral head) who were diagnosed AVN using X-Ray and MRI. The CD treatments for these patients were… CONTINUE READING
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