Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with vascularized bone grafting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a challenging diagnosis for the patient and treating surgeon. Though its cause is poorly understood, several methods of surgical treatment exist and are performed with variable success. Vascularized bone grafting is one such treatment that attempts to restore viable bone, structural support, and blood supply to the avascular portion of the femoral head. This review summarizes the various approaches to this technique that have been proposed and put into practice. The cost effectiveness of these procedures, both in time and resources, has been evaluated and found to be favorable. The use of revascularization procedures, along with the introduction of other potentiating factors, may signal an exciting future for this debilitating disease process.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Millikan, PD; Karas, V; Wellman, SS

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 252 - 259

PubMed ID

  • 26068178

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4596199

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1935-973X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12178-015-9285-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States