Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: treatment with ancillary growth factors.

@article{Houdek2015OsteonecrosisOT,
  title={Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: treatment with ancillary growth factors.},
  author={Matthew T. Houdek and Cody C Wyles and Rafael J. Sierra},
  journal={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={233-9}
}
Osteonecrosis (ON) of the femoral head, also known as avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head, is a progressive disease that predominantly affects younger patients. During early stage of ON, decompression of the femoral head has been commonly used to improve pain. The decompression has been augmented with nonvascularized or vascularized bone grafts… CONTINUE READING