Joint-preserving procedures for osteonecrosis of the femoral head


ATİLLA B., BAKIRCIOĞLU S., Shope A. J. , Parvizi J.

EFORT OPEN REVIEWS, vol.4, no.12, pp.647-658, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1302/2058-5241.4.180073
  • Journal Name: EFORT OPEN REVIEWS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-658
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a poorly understood condition that may lead to progressive destruction of the hip joint. Its incidence is common between the third and fifth decades of life and it is the diagnosis behind 5-18% of annually performed total hip arthroplasties (THAs) in the USA.