Predictive factors for the progression of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee

@article{Akamatsu2015PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive factors for the progression of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee},
  author={Yasushi Akamatsu and Hideo Kobayashi and Yoshihiro Kusayama and Masato Aratake and Ken Kumagai and Tomoyuki Saito},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={477-484}
}
To assess potentially predictive factors that were evaluated 1 year after the onset of symptoms in patients with spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK) and to determine receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve cut-off values. Within 1 year of symptom onset, patients with SONK-selected treatment options, mainly based on severity of pain, chose either conservative treatment (n = 27 knees) or operative treatment (n = 27 knees). Knee and whole-leg radiographs, knee MRIs and bone mineral… CONTINUE READING

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