Corticosteroid Osteonecrosis

Chin, Cynthia T.; Sarno, Robert C.
February 1995
New England Journal of Medicine;2/23/95, Vol. 332 Issue 8, p511
Academic Journal
This article presents a photograph of the knees of a 50-year-old woman receiving long-term corticosteroid therapy. The photos reveal medullary bone infarcts in the distal femurs and proximal tibias which led to the diagnosis of osteocrosis. Physicians should be aware that osteonecrosis can also occur with short-term use of corticosteroids.


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