Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with free vascularized fibular grafting. A long-term follow-up study of one hundred and three hips.

@article{Urbaniak1995TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with free vascularized fibular grafting. A long-term follow-up study of one hundred and three hips.},
  author={James Randolph Urbaniak and P G Coogan and E B Gunneson and James A. Nunley},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1995},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={681-94}
}
The results for 103 consecutive hips (eighty-nine patients) that had been treated with free vascularized fibular grafting because of symptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head were reviewed in a prospective study. The disease was associated with consumption of alcohol in 30 percent of the hips, use of steroids in 17 percent, trauma in 13 percent, and… CONTINUE READING