Incidence of osteonecrosis associated with corticosteroid therapy among different underlying diseases: prospective MRI study.

OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to clarify the incidence of (CS)-associated osteonecrosis among different underlying diseases and to evaluate the risk factors for steroid-associated osteonecrosis in a prospective MRI study. METHODS We prospectively used MRI to study 337 eligible underlying disease patients requiring CS therapy and succeeded in… (More)