core decompression


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core decompression

Orthopedic surgery A procedure for nontraumatic osteonecrosis, in which the BM is decompressed by removing a core of medullary bone, which is then reinserted to support the weakened cortical bone. See Osteoporosis.
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Core decompression of the bilateral proximal tibial regions was carried out by an orthopaedic surgeon, thus, his symptom of pain was reduced.
Different surgical approaches including core decompression, curettage, and bone transplant have been tried with contradictory outcomes, however, the ultimate treatment is often a joint replacement (15).
Similar to studies for the femoral head, core decompression has been proposed to decrease intraosseous pressure during the early stages of osteonecrosis.
Mont and coworkers first described core decompression of the proximal humerus, using an open technique with a small axillary fold incision.
When these modalities fail, the use of core decompression has been successful in stage 1 and 2, as well as in selective stage 3 disease.
NASDAQ: WMGI), a global orthopaedic medical device company, today announced the commercial release of its innovative new biologic grafting system for use in core decompression surgical procedures.
an orthopaedic oncologist at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee stated, "Wright's new system is a simple but important advancement to the standard core decompression procedure.
Core decompression may used in the management of early stage, precollapse nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the humeral head.
Core decompression has been used in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head and found to be effective in early stages of the disease, prior to collapse.
A technique of core decompression has been described by using a small incision in the anterior axillary fold above the pectoralis major tendon.
26) Papadopoulos and colleagues (25) reported a good result in a 45-year-old male who underwent extra-articular core decompression after failing 8 weeks of nonoperative treatment for BMES.
Some believe that the risk of BMES progressing to AVN outweighs the minimal risk of core decompression and recommend performing this procedure more aggressively, (29) while others believe the good prognosis of BMES does not justify surgical intervention, reserving core decompression for true AVN.