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The effect of core decompression on local expression of BMP-2, PPAR-γ and bone regeneration in the steroid-induced femoral head osteonecrosis

  • Wei Wang1,
  • Liying Liu2,
  • Xiaoqian Dang1,
  • Shuqiang Ma3,
  • Mingyu Zhang4 and
  • Kunzheng Wang1Email author
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:142

Received: 30 March 2012

Accepted: 3 August 2012

Published: 9 August 2012

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Original Submission
30 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nanxin Li
17 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Wei Zhang
29 Jul 2012 Author responded Author comments - Kunzheng Wang
Resubmission - Version 2
29 Jul 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
9 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-142

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedics, Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine
Key Laboratory of Environment and Genes Related to Diseases, Ministry of Education
Futian District Hospital
Xi’an Red Cross Hospital