Nationwide Epidemiologic Survey of Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

@inproceedings{Fukushima2010NationwideES,
  title={Nationwide Epidemiologic Survey of Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head},
  author={Wakaba Fukushima and Mikihiro Fujioka and Toshikazu Kubo and Akiko Tamakoshi and Masaki Nagai and Yoshio Hirota},
  booktitle={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Although numerous studies describe the clinical characteristics of idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in specific study populations, these have not been confirmed in countrywide studies. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore determined: (1) the annual number of patients seeking medical care and number of patients newly diagnosed; and (2) the distribution of the age and gender of the patients, potential causative factors, severity of the disease, and operative procedures… CONTINUE READING
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