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Diagnosis of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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Description: David S. Hungerford and Lynne C. Jones n: Bone Circulation and Vascularization in Normal and Pathological Conditions Copyright 1993
The proper diagnosis of ischemia and necrosis of bone is of primary practical importance because of the primacy of early diagnosis and the outcome of treatment, whatever it may be. Many authors, supporting core decompression, electrical stimulation, bone grafting or osteotomy have linked success to the stage at which the diagnosis is made (Steinberg et al., 1984; Hungerford et al., 1990). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the issues and diagnosis, some of the obstacles and disputes, and finally to present our diagnostic algorithm as currently practiced in trying to arrive at the proper diagnosis for the patient presenting with a painful hip for evaluation.

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Author/Contact: Hungerford & Jones
Institution: Johns Hopkins
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Language: English

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