Non-union of femoral neck fractures with osteonecrosis of the femoral head: Treatment with combined free vascularized fibular grafting and subtrochanteric valgus osteotomy

Alexandros E. Beris, Alexander Payatakes, Vassilios K. Kostopoulos, Anastasios V. Korompilias, Alexandros N. Mavrodontidis, Marios D. Vekris, Vassilios A. Kontogeorgakos, Panayotis N. Soucacos

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Abstract

Although the authors recognize that this combined procedure is demanding in expertise, microsurgical technique, and operative time, they believe it provides the logical solution to the complex problem of the young patient with femoral neck non-union and avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It addresses both the biomechanical and the biologic aspects of this situation and has so far yielded promising results. They believe that use of this technique in selected patients, far from being a two-stage arthroplasty, constitutes another step toward solving the unsolved fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-343
Number of pages9
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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