The Pathology and Management of Osteonecrosis of the Hip



Osteonecrosis of the hip is a pathological condition characterised by a vascular insult to the femoral head and progressive collapse of the bone. This results in pain, secondary degenerative wear of the hip joint and loss of function. Most cases progress to collapse if left untreated, resulting in the need for total hip arthroplasty which has a successful outcome for the majority of patients.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Femoral Head Core Decompression Ligamentum Teres Femoral Head Osteonecrosis 
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  1. 1.The Rothman InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

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