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Index of Necrotic Extent for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

Koo and Kim developed the index of necrotic extent (alternatively called the index of necrosis) for a patient with osteonecrosis of the femoral head. This can help classify patients according to the amount of osteonecrosis present. The authors are from the Gyeong-Sang National University School of Medicine in Chinju, South Korea.

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