Contralateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head newly developed after increasing the dose of corticosteroids

Sonoda, Kazuhiko; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Motomura, Goro; Yamaguchi, Ryosuke; Karasuyama, Kazuyuki; Iwamoto, Yukihide
July 2015
Journal of Orthopaedic Science;Jul2015, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p772
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 41-year-old woman who developed new ontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in the contralateral hip after the dose of corticosteroids for her asthma was increased. It discusses the patient's history of asthma attacks and the treatment of her autoimmune myelitis with corticosteroid pulse treatment and oral corticosteroid therapy. It also mentions her right hip arthroplasty and reasons contralateral ONFH develops at intervals.


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