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Osteonecrosis

  • Deepan Dalal
  • Pieusha Malhotra
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Abstract

About 20–30 thousand cases of osteonecrosis are identified in the United States each year and about 10% of hip replacements are performed for a diagnosis of osteonecrosis. It can affect young individuals and frequently complicates trauma at the femoral neck and various rheumatic diseases because of chronic steroid exposure.

Keywords

Femoral head Trauma Lupus Antiphospholipid syndrome Steroids 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepan Dalal
    • 1
  • Pieusha Malhotra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine-RheumatologyBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine-RheumatologyRoger Williams Medical CenterProvidenceUSA

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