Kortisoninduzierte osteonekrose des femurkondylus im kindesalter

Translated title of the contribution: Cortisone-induced avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral condyle in childhood

R. Seil*, M. Najfeld, A. Hoffmann, G. Reyle, D. Pape

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The goal of the present report is to describe a case of cortisone-induced osteonecrosis of the medial femoral condyle in a 13-year-old boy with open growth plates. Despite an advanced stage 3-4 osteonecrosis according to Soucacos, a surgical biological reconstruction procedure including subchondral bone debridement and autologous as well as allogenic bone grafting proved to be successful. After a 2.5-year follow-up the boy has regained normal knee function and no growth disturbances were observed. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed normal cartilage as well as a good ingrowth of the subchondral bone.

Translated title of the contributionCortisone-induced avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral condyle in childhood
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Avascular osteonecrosis
  • Childhood
  • Femoral condyle
  • Knee
  • Polymyositis


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