Extracorporeal shockwave for hip necrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Extracorporeal shockwave for hip necrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={C J Wang and Jin Young Ko and Yun Sang Chan and Mel S Lee and Jiang Ming Chen and Fu Sheng Wang and Kuender D. Yang and Conway C. Huang},
  volume={18 12},
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) frequently received corticosteroid therapy, resulting in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Prior studies demonstrated the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT) for ONFH.. This study evaluated the effectiveness of ESWT for ONFH in patients with SLE. We studied 39 patients… CONTINUE READING