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Article: Avascular necrosis of femoral head: a short review

TitleAvascular necrosis of femoral head: a short review
Authors
KeywordsAvascular
Hip replacement
Management
Necrosis
Issue Date2005
PublisherThe Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rheumatology.org.hk/index/hong-kong-bulletin-on-rheumatic-diseases
Citation
Hong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases, 2005, v. 5, p. 49-51 How to Cite?
AbstractAvascular necrosis of femoral head (AVNFH) is the commonest cause of hip joint destruction leading to hip replacement in Hong Kong. Steroid and alcohol are the two commonest causes of AVNFH. Management of this painful and progressive situation in its' early stages remains a controversial subject but when the painful hip is affecting the patient's quality of life, a hip replacement is the treatment of choice for pain relief. However, there are concerns about the longevity of the hip replacement in this group of relatively young and active patients. Recent advances in the artificial hip joint such as the use of metal or ceramic may prolong the survivorship of the prosthesis even in the very young and very active patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79641

 

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dc.contributor.authorTang, WM-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KY-
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:56:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:56:56Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases, 2005, v. 5, p. 49-51-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79641-
dc.description.abstractAvascular necrosis of femoral head (AVNFH) is the commonest cause of hip joint destruction leading to hip replacement in Hong Kong. Steroid and alcohol are the two commonest causes of AVNFH. Management of this painful and progressive situation in its' early stages remains a controversial subject but when the painful hip is affecting the patient's quality of life, a hip replacement is the treatment of choice for pain relief. However, there are concerns about the longevity of the hip replacement in this group of relatively young and active patients. Recent advances in the artificial hip joint such as the use of metal or ceramic may prolong the survivorship of the prosthesis even in the very young and very active patients.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rheumatology.org.hk/index/hong-kong-bulletin-on-rheumatic-diseases-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Bulletin on Rheumatic Diseases-
dc.subjectAvascular-
dc.subjectHip replacement-
dc.subjectManagement-
dc.subjectNecrosis-
dc.titleAvascular necrosis of femoral head: a short review-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTang, WM: wmtanga@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KY: pkychiu@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChiu, KY=rp00379-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.hkuros119588-
dc.identifier.volume5-
dc.identifier.spage49-
dc.identifier.epage51-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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