Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

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Bogdan Veliceasa


  • Case Report
    Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Medial Femoral Condyle: Case Report
    Author(s): Ovidiu Alexa, Dan Cionca, Samir Albetar and Bogdan VeliceasaOvidiu Alexa, Dan Cionca, Samir Albetar and Bogdan Veliceasa

    Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee presents with acute onset of severe pain in elderly patients, usually females, without a history of trauma. Originally described as idiopathic osteonecrosis, the exact etiology is still debated. Evidence suggests that an acute fracture occurs as a result of chronic stress or minor trauma to a weakened subchondral bone plate. We report one case of spontaneous osteonecrosis of medial femoral condyle in a 71-year-old female with no evidence of trauma involving a 4 cm weight bearing surface. According to Koshino this case can be classified as stage II. Various types of treatment have been reported, including conservative treatment with physical exercise and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, arthroscopy alone, arthroscopy and drilling, valgus high tibial osteotomy, and total knee arthroplasty. Total knee arthroplasty was considered the appropriate .. Read More»

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