Value of Quantified Mri to Predict Long-Term Prognosis of Early Stage Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

  • P. C. Acquaviva
  • P. Lafforgue
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There is a general consensus about the need for diagnosis of femoral head osteonecrosis (ON) as early as possible, but the indications and efficacity of treatment modalities at early stages remain controversial. This results for part from the poor knowledge of factors influencing the natural course of the disease. It is now more currently thought that the development of collapse is closely related to the extent and location of ON, rather than to its radiographic stage (Beltran, 1990; Chan, 1991; Ohzono, 1991).


Femoral Head Weight Bear Avascular Necrosis Receive Operator Curve Core Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. C. Acquaviva
    • 1
  • P. Lafforgue
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de RhumatologieHôpital TimoneMarseilleFrance

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