Postoperative osteonecrosis of the condyle: Diagnosis and management

D. Pape*, R. Seil, D. Kohn

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Osteonecrosis of the knee comprises two separate disorders. The first one is called primary spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SPONK), which was first described as a distinct entity by Ahlback et al. [2]. Two main theories of the etiology of osteonecrosis have been advanced; a vascular arterial insult and trauma, but neither has been conclusively proved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Meniscus
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642024498
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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