Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Current Trends

  • Francesco Saverio Santori
  • Nicola Santori
  • Annarita Piccinato

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. E. De Santis, L. Proietti, V. De Santis, G. Falcone
    Pages 1-22
  3. S. Russo, E. M. Corrado, B. Corrado, T. Benigno
    Pages 45-54
  4. F. S. Santori, N. Santori, N. Fredella, A. Piccinato, M. Tonci Ottieri
    Pages 55-72
  5. M. d’Imporzano, L. Pierannunzii, U. de Bellis
    Pages 95-105
  6. F. Falez, G. Panegrossi, F. Casella, F. Favetti
    Pages 107-116

About this book


Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a disease resulting from temporary or permanent loss of blood supply. It frequently affects the femoral head and in this area, if left untreated, routinely causes premature joint destruction.

In the USA, 5 to 10% of cases of hip osteoarthritis requiring total hip replacement are primarily caused by AVN. In 33 to 72% of patients, the disease is bilateral. The peak incidence is between 30 and 60 years of age, and the social costs of this pathology are remarkable. There is therefore increasing interest in hip joint preserving techniques such as conservative treatment through electromagnetic fields and shockwaves as well as joint preserving surgical techniques. This volume aims to present a complete overview of the current knowledge on AVN including therapeutic options.


AVN Core biopsy Shockwaves arthroplasty bone bone grafting electromagnetic field hip hip arthroplasty implant osteoarthritis osteotomy rehabilitation surgical techniques trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Saverio Santori
    • 1
  • Nicola Santori
    • 2
  • Annarita Piccinato
    • 3
  1. 1.San Pietro Fatebenefratelli HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.San Giacomo HospitalRomeItaly
  3. 3.La Sapienza UniversityRomeItaly

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