Osteonecrosis is bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area. It is most common in the hip and shoulder, but can affect other large joints such as knee, elbow, wrist and ankle (PubMed Health).
This book is a comprehensive guide to osteonecrosis, explaining the etiopathology of the disease and covering numerous diseases and disorders associated with it, with emphasis on femoral head necrosis, the most commonly affected area.
Classification and staging are discussed at length with reference to treatment planning and correlation to prognosis. Diagnostic tools including X-Ray, CT scan, MRI and bone scan are also described in detail.
Nearly 400 illustrations, clinical pictures and radiographic images are included to enhance learning.
Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis
Emphasis on femoral head necrosis
Discusses numerous surgical techniques for treatment
Includes nearly 400 illustrations, clinical pictures and radiographic images
Sudhir Babhulkar MS (Orth) D (Orth) PhD (Orth) DSc (Orth) FAMS Professor Emeritus, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Mayo General Hospital, Nagpur; Director, Sushrut Hospital, Research Centre and Postgraduate Institute of Orthopedics, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Introduction Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: An Introduction Mechanism of Disease and Pathophysiology of Osteonecrosis Coagulopathies and Associated Conditions Causing Osteonecrosis Classification: Staging of Osteonecrosis Early Diagnosis Imaging Modalities Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome and Osteonecrosis Pregnancy and Osteonecrosis Transient Osteoporosis and Osteonecrosis Treatment: Conservative and Surgical Role of Core Decompression and Bone Grafting Core Decompression and Free Fibular Grafting Core Decompression and TFL Muscle Pedicle Grafting Treatment by Core Decompression and Vascular Pedicle Grafting Place of Osteotomy in Osteonecrosis Osteonecrosis and Joint Replacement Arthroplasty Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head Osteonecrosis of Vertebral End Plates Osteonecrosis of the Knee Sickle Cell Disease and Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Osteonecrosis of Talus Hand-Foot Syndrome