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 contribution||Cortisone-induced avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral condyle in childhood|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
- Avascular osteonecrosis
- Femoral condyle