Free vascularized fibular grafting following failed core decompression for femoral head osteonecrosis.
The results of treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis with free vascularized fibular grafting (FVFG) following failed core decompression (core decompression-FVFG [CD-FVFG] group: 32 hips) were reviewed and compared with those of a control group that underwent FVFG only (54 hips). Outcome was considered unsuccessful if total hip arthroplasty was subsequently performed. Total hip arthroplasty was performed in 15 and 20 hips of the CD-FVFG and control groups, respectively. When considering age, sex, and presence of bilateral disease, patients with previous core decompression did not have a significantly different failure rate from patients with FVFG only. However, patients with preoperative stage V osteonecrosis or corticosteroid use had worse outcomes after vascularized fibular grafting if they had a previous core decompression of the femoral head.
Dailiana, ZH; Toth, AP; Gunneson, E; Berend, KR; Urbaniak, JR
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