Hip arthrodiastasis combined with core decompression and diamond concept for postcollapse femoral head avascular necrosis

Ioannis V Papachristos, James Rankine, Peter V Giannoudis
  • BMJ Case Reports, August 2019, BMJ
  • DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2019-231081

What is it about?

We have used a combination of hip distraction and the principles of 'diamond concep't for bone regeneration to treat a femoral head suffering from advanced avascular necrosis (AVN).
In such cases hip preservation is impossible and patients are treated with hip replacement.
Our treatment modality preserved the hip joint offering an excellent outcome and can be used as a salvage technique for advanced femoral head osteonecrosis.
This is the first reported case where such modality was applied.

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