Cytotherapy for Osteonecrosis of Hip
Osteonecrosis of hip is a pathological condition that leads to collapse of the femoral head, & the need for total hip replacement (THR). Research has shown that at the cellular level there is decrease in osteoblastic activity & the local mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) population that leads to osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH). Cellular therapy could thus be used to improve the local cellular environment. This can be achieved by implanting bone marrow, containing osteogenic precursors into the necrotic lesion of the femoral head.