Prophylactic decompression and bone grafting for small asymptomatic osteonecrotic lesions of the femoral head.

@article{Hsu2011ProphylacticDA,
  title={Prophylactic decompression and bone grafting for small asymptomatic osteonecrotic lesions of the femoral head.},
  author={Jason Edward Hsu and Tristan Wihbey and Roshan P. Shah and Jonathan Garino and G A Lee},
  journal={Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={672-7}
}
Core decompression and grafting has been shown to relieve pain and possibly prevent disease progression in patients with symptomatic osteonecrosis (ON) of the hip. However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the management of the asymptomatic hip with femoral head ON. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of core decompression in the asymptomatic hip with ON. We prospectively followed 37 consecutive patients with MRI confirmed ON of the hips that underwent simultaneous… CONTINUE READING