The epidemiology of osteonecrosis in Japan

Takuaki Yamamoto, Ryosuke Yamaguchi, Yukihide Iwamoto

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The incidence of a disease is an important parameter for epidemiological research. For example, the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis is estimated to be 23.7 cases per 100,000 person-years [1], while that of osteoarthritis in the hip joint to be 47.3–88 cases per 100,000 person-years in the United States [2, 3]. These data have been adopted to elucidate the burden, risks, and trends of the disease in a general population [1, 4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOsteonecrosis
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642357671
ISBN (Print)9783642357664
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Yamamoto, T., Yamaguchi, R., & Iwamoto, Y. (2014). The epidemiology of osteonecrosis in Japan. In Osteonecrosis (pp. 47-49). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.