Vascularized iliac bone graft for avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

@article{Ishizaka1997VascularizedIB,
  title={Vascularized iliac bone graft for avascular necrosis of the femoral head.},
  author={Miki Ishizaka and M. Sofue and Youichirou Dohmae and Naoto Endo and Hideaki Takahashi},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1997},
  volume={337},
  pages={140-8}
}
This is a followup study of 31 hips in 24 patients from 2 to 11 years after receiving a vascularized iliac bone graft for nontraumatic avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The clinical results according to the Merle d'Aubigne score were satisfactory in 24 (77%) of the hips, whereas the radiographic success rate for all hips was 58%. The extent of the lesion as shown on anteroposterior radiographs was predictive of the eventual outcome. Seven (39%) of 18 hips with a lateral type lesion had… CONTINUE READING

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