Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head

  • Nick G. LasanianosEmail author
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


The humeral head is the second more common site of osteonecrosis after the femoral head. The superior central portion of the humeral head is the most common location of the lesion. The lesion was initially described in the Humeral Head in 1960 by Heimann and Freiberger.


Femoral Head Articular Surface Subchondral Bone Humeral Head Shoulder Arthroplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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