Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology in femoral head necrosis.


We correlated preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) images and histopathology of eight femoral heads from patients with osteonecrosis. The signal intensity of the MR image was low in the area where fibrovascular tissue, disintegrated fibrovascular tissue, or amorphous necrotic material occupied the medullary space. On the other hand, the necrotic marrow… (More)