Avascular necrosis is a challenging disease. In patients with early disease, there is a possibility of arresting or reversing the process. After there is significant disease and femoral head collapse, the joint preservation techniques such as core decompression or fibula grafting have a very low chance of success.
By Paul Norio Morton, MD|2021-02-27T19:26:19-10:00February 27, 2021|AVN|
About the Author: Paul Norio Morton, MD
Dr. Paul Norio Morton is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon that practices on Oahu and the Big Island. He treats a broad range of orthopedic conditions including arthritis, sports injuries, hip and knee replacements, trauma, and robotic joint arthroplasty. He believes in treating his patients with a holistic approach – incorporating patient’s desires and expectations into the treatment of their musculoskeletal problems.