Conservative, Non Invasive Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

  • B. Mazieres
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 247)


Is osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ON) spontaneously curable? One believes that it is, but one cannot yet confirm it. Of course, at collapse stage, healing is impossible. However, as long as the subchondral shell is intact, there is a possibility of healing. On the other hand, the evolution of controlateral hip, which goes to collapse in more than 50 % of the cases, invited us to strongly manage these patients without any hope in a spontaneous healing of the disease.


Femoral Head Vasoactive Drug Core Decompression Bone Necrosis Pulse Electromagnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Mazieres
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  1. 1.Service de RhumatologieCHU de RangueilToulouseFrance

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