Results of free vascularized fibular grafting for femoral head osteonecrosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a known complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients often require surgical intervention at an early age. Options include total hip arthroplasty, core decompression, and free vascularized fibular grafting. Because these patients are usually young, any procedure that avoids total hip arthroplasty, especially if it does not make joint replacement more difficult, would be most desirable. Free vascularized fibular grafting is an effective method of treating osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Inpatients with lupus erythematosus, results of free vascularized fibular grafting at a minimum 2-year follow-up are similar to those in patients without a diagnosis of lupus.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Garberina, MJ; Berend, KR; Gunneson, EE; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • July 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 353 - x

PubMed ID

  • 15271543

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-5898

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ocl.2004.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States