Core decompression combined with implantation of a demineralised bone matrix for non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 05/16/2012
Helbig L et al. – In patients with early– stage femoral head osteonecrosis core decompression combined with the implantation of a demineralised bone matrix leads to a limited, temporary pain relief as seen in core decompression alone. However, long–term results were not encouraging with a high rate of conversion to arthroplasty. Therefore, core decompression with implantation of a demineralised bone matrix may be not appropriate to avoid total hip replacement in the long term.