Spontaneous regression of steroid-related osteonecrosis of the knee.

@article{Takao2006SpontaneousRO,
  title={Spontaneous regression of steroid-related osteonecrosis of the knee.},
  author={Masaki Takao and Nobuhiko Sugano and Takashi Nishii and Hidenobu Miki and Hideki Yoshikawa},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2006},
  volume={452},
  pages={
          210-5
        }
}
It is unknown whether lesions of steroid-related osteonecrosis of the knee increase or decrease in size during the course of the disease after diagnosis. We sought to determine whether steroid-related osteonecrosis of the knee would have spontaneous changes in size, and if so, the factors affecting the change. We performed baseline and followup (minimum of 1 year) magnetic resonance imaging scans on 30 knees of 17 patients. We then used image registration techniques to match two sets of images… CONTINUE READING

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