Ahmed M. Samy
Orthopedic department,Tanta University, Egypt.
Dr. Ahmed Samy is an assistant proessor of orthopedic,Tanta University,Egypt. He is a consltant in arthroplasty, got his M.D. from Rizzoli Institute,Bologna University, Italy at 2010. And he got his PH.D. at Tanta University Hospital at 2011.
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a debilitating disease in orthopedics, frequently progressing to femoral head collapse and osteoarthritis. It is thought to be a multifactorial disease. ONFH ultimately results in femoral head collapse in 75-85% of untreated patients. Total hip arthroplasty yields satisfactory results in the treatment of the end stage of the disease in older patients. However, disease typically affects males between the ages of 20 and 40 years and joint replacement is not the ideal option for younger patients. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP) have been used as an adjunct to core decompression to improve clinical success in the treatment of pre-collapse hips.