Non-traumatic necrosis of the femoral head

Abstract

The incidence of ON is unknown. Many early cases are probably not diagnosed, and many late cases are probably misdiagnosed as osteoarthrosis. About 5–10% of total hip replacements (THA) are performed due to ON [25]. Jacobs [17] found that treatment with corticosteroids (28%) and alcoholism (39%), and diseases like Gauchers disease, sickle cell disease, decompression sickness and primary Cushings disease are the most common conditions associated with ON. In 25% no associated conditions or diseases could be found. More than 3/4 of the patients are men in the third to fifth decade, and in more than half the cases both hips are affected [17].

DOI: 10.1007/s002640050348

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@article{Lausten1999NontraumaticNO, title={Non-traumatic necrosis of the femoral head}, author={Gunnar Schwarz Lausten}, journal={International Orthopaedics}, year={1999}, volume={23}, pages={193-197} }