- A case-based, practical guide to the management of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH)
- Discusses pre- and post-collapse non-operative and operative techniques, including cell therapy, hip decompression, bone graft substitutes and total hip arthroplasty (THA)
- An excellent resource for practicing orthopedic surgeons, residents and students
Comprised exclusively of clinical cases involving osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat both pre- and post-collapse conditions. Each chapter is a case thatopens with a unique clinical presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Part I discusses pre-collapse treatments aimed at the early stages of ONFH, includingthe use of bisphosphonates, stem cell therapy and minimally invasive core decompression. Chapters presenting post-collapse treatments aimed at preserving the femoral head comprise part II, including non-vascularized bone grafting, osteochondral transfer and transtrochanteric osteotomy. Cases covering post-collapse total hip arthroplasty (THA) and common complications round out the presentation.
Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A Clinical Casebook will be an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons, residents and fellows treating hip pain.
Rafael J. Sierra, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship Director, Lower Reconstruction, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA