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Year : 1982  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Avascular Necrosis Of Femoral Head In Chronic Alcoholics

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S. S Babhulkar

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A study of avascular necrosis of femoral head among 14 chronic alcoholics is presented. One patient had also an associated avascular necrosis of humeral head. The avascular necrosis of femoral head was seen in 47 other chronic alcoholics also but a known cause of avascular necrosis could be revealed in them. All the patients were males only. It was bilateral in 9 and unilateral in 5. The true aetiopathogenesis of the disease could not be established.

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