Role of Metal-on-Metal Resurfacing in the Treatment of Late Stage Osteonecrosis


Journal Article

Many patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head present or end up with late-stage disease. There are few options beyond standard total hip arthroplasty available for these patients. Metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty offers a viable alternative for some of these patients. The early- and midterm results appear to be similar to standard hip arthroplasty. This treatment method may be especially efficacious in certain patient populations such as sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, for whom the results of standard total hip arthroplasties have not been optimal. Studies evaluating resurfacing over longer periods of time are being performed and may provide further insights into how femoral failures can best be reduced. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Childress, L; Ulrich, SD; Seyler, TM; Delanois, RE; Marker, DR; Mont, MA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 216 - 219

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-4527

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.sart.2007.06.008

Citation Source

  • Scopus