The presence of an ossific nucleus does not protect against osteonecrosis after treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip.

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BACKGROUND Osteonecrosis (ON) is a major complication after treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Several studies have explored the absence of the femoral head ossific nucleus at the time of hip reduction as a risk factor for the development of ON, but findings have been inconsistent. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore determined the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-011-1801-6

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