Total Hip Arthroplasty in Post-Traumatic Avascular Necrosis

  • M. d’Imporzano
  • L. Pierannunzii
  • U. de Bellis


Osteonecrosis after neck fractures or hip dislocation may constitute a severe complication, able to compromise the final result of previous treatments. This event could evolve towards important secondary osteoarthritis, with head collapse, reduction of chondral lining, subsequent morphological changes in the acetabular cavity, and complete articular disruption.


Femoral Head Femoral Neck Fracture Avascular Necrosis Acetabular Fracture Core Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. d’Imporzano
    • 1
  • L. Pierannunzii
    • 1
  • U. de Bellis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyG. Pini Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly

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