Vascularized fibular grafts in patients with avascular necrosis of femoral head: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Fang2012VascularizedFG,
  title={Vascularized fibular grafts in patients with avascular necrosis of femoral head: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Taolin Fang and Elizabeth W. Zhang and Frederick C. Sailes and Robert Alton McGuire and William Charles Lineaweaver and Feng Zhang},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={133},
  pages={1-10}
}
Vascularized fibular grafting (VFG) has been initiated to treat avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) since the late 1970s. There are a number of review articles updating the use of VFG to treat the ANFH. None of them applied statistical analysis for combining results from different studies to obtain a quantitative estimate of the overall effect and potential harm of VFG in comparison to other treatment. Several electronic databases were searched to find studies using VFG to treat ANFH… CONTINUE READING

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