Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Current Trends: by F.S. Santori,N. Santori,A. Piccinato

By F.S. Santori,N. Santori,A. Piccinato

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a sickness as a result of transitority or everlasting lack of blood offer. It often impacts the femoral head and during this zone, if left untreated, routinely causes untimely joint destruction.


In the us, five to ten% of instances of hip osteoarthritis requiring overall hip alternative are essentially brought on by AVN. In 33 to seventy two% of sufferers, the sickness is bilateral. the height prevalence is among 30 and 60 years of age, and the social expenses of this pathology are outstanding. there's for this reason expanding curiosity in hip joint maintaining options reminiscent of conservative remedy via electromagnetic fields and shockwaves in addition to joint holding surgical strategies. This quantity goals to provide an entire assessment of the present wisdom on AVN together with healing options.

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