Techniques in Orthopaedics

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Techniques in Orthopaedics:
Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: Tips and Pearls

Technique for Core Decompression

Aaron, Roy K. M.D.

Section Editor(s): Aaron, Roy K. M.D.

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Many techniques exist for the performance of core decompression of the femoral head, and many surgeons have reported good results with a variety of techniques. The technique described here uses equipment available to all orthopaedic surgeons. Using a guide pin for initial placement, the position of the core tract can be precisely controlled and its placement can be optimized.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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