Hip resurfacing after failed free vascularized fibular graft.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Metal-on-metal resurfacing of the hip is a bone sparing arthroplasty that may be an option when a head-sparing nonarthroplasty option fails. We present the first published report of 5 cases of failed free vascularized fibular graft treated with modern hip resurfacing arthroplasty. This selected group of patients had avascular necrosis with less than 20% head involvement and cysts less than 1 cm in diameter. Follow-up ranging from 2 to 5 years (mean, 38 months) showed improvement in hip function without evidence of prosthesis loosening. There were no femoral neck fractures or revisions. A vascularized fibular bone graft does not prevent good early results with hip resurfacing but may add technical complexity owing to its position within the femoral head and neck.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Browne, JA; Viens, NA; Bolognesi, MP; Vail, TP

Published Date

  • October 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1074 - 1078

PubMed ID

  • 18977635

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2008.09.016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States