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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 346–358 | Cite as

Diagnosis of aseptic osteonecrosis of the femoral head by percutaneous transtrochanterian needle biopsy

  • J. -Ph. Hauzeur
  • S. Orloff
  • J. Taverne-Verbanck
  • J. -L. Pasteels
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Summary

A technique is described whereby aseptic osteonecrosis of the femoral head can be investigated before definite radiological signs do develop. Qualitative and quantitative data are presented supporting the generalisation of this method and its implications are discussed.

Key words

Osteonecrosis Femoral Head Needle Biopsy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -Ph. Hauzeur
    • 1
  • S. Orloff
    • 2
  • J. Taverne-Verbanck
    • 3
  • J. -L. Pasteels
    • 4
  1. 1.Service de Rhumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgique
  2. 2.Service de RhumatologieHôpital Universitaire BrugmannBruxelles
  3. 3.Service d'Anatomo-pathologieHôpital Universitaire BrugmannBruxelles
  4. 4.Laboratoire d'Histologie, Faculté de MédecineUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgique

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