Core decompression of the distal femur for avascular necrosis of the knee

M. A. Jacobs, P. E. Loeb, D. S. Hungerford

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

From 1974 to 1981, we performed 28 core decompressions of the distal femur for pathologically confirmed avascular necrosis. At a mean follow-up of 54 months (range 20 to 140 months) and using the Ficat stages, all seven cases in stage I and stage II had good results. Of 21 cases in stage III, 11 cases had good results, four had poor results, and six needed total knee replacement. There were no significant orthopaedic complications. The procedure is worthwhile and will be more accurate with new methods of imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-587
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Core decompression of the distal femur for avascular necrosis of the knee'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this