Osteonecrosis of the femoral head in men following short-course corticosteriod therapy: a report of 15 cases

McKee, Michael D.; Waddell, James P.; Kudo, Patricia A.; Schemitsch, Emil H.; Richards, Robin R.
January 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/23/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 2, p205
Academic Journal
Reports on a study of the occurrence of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in men following short-course corticosteroid therapy. How osteonecrosis as a complication of systemic steroid use was initially believed to occur only in patients who received high doses for extended periods; Study of several cases in which osteonecrosis of the femoral head was associated with short-course corticosteroid medication; Suggestion that patients should be informed of the risk of steroid therapy.


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