Multifocal osteonecrosis and human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Over the past decade, a causal relationship between infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and osteonecrosis has been proposed. This case report (the first example presented in the English orthopaedic literature) of multifocal (> 3 sites) osteonecrosis in a patient with HIV infection highlights the current scientific knowledge regarding incidence, predisposing risk factors, proposed biologic mechanisms, and clinical orthopaedic management. This information may become increasingly relevant for the orthopaedic clinician as more patients with HIV infection live longer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Attarian, DE

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 173

PubMed ID

  • 12539943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-1052


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States