National Osteonecrosis Foundation
Room 201, The Good Samaritan Professional Building
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21239
The mission of the Center is to advance the knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of osteonecrosis. It hopes to accomplish this with the development of a nationwide database and by coordinating multi-center studies.
Objectives and Purposes of the Center : 1. Through epidemiological research, to define people who are at risk to develop osteonecrosis. This All involve gathering patient information from several clinical centers and entering the results into a database. 2. To conduct research projects that focus on the development or improvement of diagnostic techniques for the early diagnosis of osteonecrosis. 3. To coordinate basic science and multi-center research projects pertaining to the study of the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis. 4. To coordinate multi-center studies which are designed to test potential medical and surgical treatments.