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The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis.

Authors
Miles JS
Source
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis. Beckman EL, Elliott DH, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-153, 1974 Jan; :67-81
NIOSHTIC No.
00053675
Abstract
Necrosis of bone may generate a unique pathologic event - replacement through a process called creeping substitution. The replacement may be quite perfect. When the necrotic process involves the articular cortex, the fate of the associated articular cartilege becomes crucial. If the cartilage is necrotic, it will be replaced imperfectly and degenerative arthritic will result. Whatever the cause of the necrosis, the replacement process is identical, and is influenced by the site of involvement, whether articular or nonarticular, age, the state of the articular cartilage, presence or absence of fracture, presence or absence of union, if there is a fracture, and accessibility of the necrotic areas to fibrovascular invasion.
Keywords
Bone-disorders; Pathology; X-ray-diagnosis; Connective-tissue-disorders; Necrosis; Diagnostic-techniques; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; NIOSH-Publication
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Beckman EL; Elliott DH
Fiscal Year
1974
Source Name
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis
State
CO; OH; TX
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