Osteonecrosis of the hip: Autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell instillation
Early results of core decompression and autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells instillation in femoral head osteonecrosis: a randomized control studyJ Arthroplasty. 2012 May;27(5):679-86. Epub 2011 Oct 13
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40 patients (51 hips) diagnosed with stage I or II osteonecrosis were randomized to autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell instillation following core decompression or core decompression alone. Results at 12 months indicated superior Harris Hip scores for the intervention group; however, the difference was not maintained at 24 months. Survival rate was significantly greater in the intervention gr...
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