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Osteonecrosis: clinical care and translational research

Osteonecrosis can occur in any bone but it most often affects the femoral head.4 Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is often misdiagnosed as a strained groin and patients may not receive a timely diagnosis or therapy for osteonecrosis.

The goal of therapy for osteonecrosis is to preserve the femoral head and avoid a total hip arthroplasty whenever possible. At USC Orthopaedic Surgery, we aim to give patients with osteonecrosis the ability to perform activities of daily living with minimal discomfort.