Childhood femoral head osteonecrosis

Harry K.W. Kim, A. Noelle Larson, Nicholas D. Fletcher, Naomi Winick, Young Jo Kim

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Femoral head osteonecrosis (FHO) is potentially a devastating condition of the hip joint that can affect children and adults. The most serious outcome of this condition is the development of painful progressive osteoarthritis necessitating a total hip replacement at a relatively young age. This review focuses on childhood FHO with a special attention to the conditions that are more commonly seen in the pediatric population: Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, corticosteroid-associated FHO, and sickle cell disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-12
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Avascular necrosis
  • Childhood
  • Femoral head
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology


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