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Orthopade. 2018 Sep;47(9):745-750. doi: 10.1007/s00132-018-3607-7.

[Joint-preserving operative treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head].

[Article in German]

Author information

1
Orthopädische Klinik, Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH, Beurhausstraße 40, 44137, Dortmund, Deutschland. christian.luering@klinikumdo.de.
2
Sportklinik Stuttgart GmbH, Taubenheimstr. 8, 70372, Stuttgart, Deutschland.

Abstract

The cause of avascular necrosis of the femoral head is multifactorial. Conservative treatment is only an option in the early stages. It is only symptomatic and not causative treatment. The implantation of an artificial hip joint should be postponed as the typically affected middle-aged males are right in the middle of their working life. Therefore, some joint-preserving operative therapies might be considered in stages ARCO I-III. Those range from core decompression to osteotomies and grafts, the advantages and disadvantages of which have to be weighted in each case. More recent therapies such as additive stem cells or platelet rich plasma (PRP) combined with core decompression have yet to prove their efficacy.

KEYWORDS:

Decompression, surgical; Hip joint; Operative procedures; Osteonecrosis; Stem cells

PMID:
30046854
DOI:
10.1007/s00132-018-3607-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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