Vascularized Fibula Grafting
Vascularized fibula grafting is an advanced treatment option for certain patients with avascular necrosis of the hip. This condition occurs when the blood supply to the head of the thighbone is disrupted, causing the bone to die and the hip joint to collapse. Avascular necrosis cannot be reversed, but with vascularized fibula grafting, patients may be able to preserve their joint health and avoid or delay the need for total hip replacement.
Vascularized fibular grafting involves replacing the diseased head of the thighbone with healthy, vascularized grafted bone from the patient’s own fibula. The ideal candidate for this surgery is under the age of 50 and does not have late stage avascular necrosis.
Our approach to vascular necrosis treatment and vascularized fibula grafting
Orthopaedic Specialists is led by board-certified, award-winning surgeons who offer world-class treatment to patients with avascular necrosis and other complex joint conditions. We regularly perform vascularized fibula grafting, hip arthroplasties, and core decompression procedures, and offer various conservative treatments to help slow the progression of the disease and reduce discomfort. What’s more, as an academic-affiliated orthopedic center, our patients have access to the latest developments in musculoskeletal care yet still receive the personalized and compassionate attention of a privately owned practice.
Contact Orthopaedic Specialists in the Greater Pittsburgh Region today to schedule a consultation with a surgeon on our team. During this consultation, our team can answer any questions you may have about vascularized fibula grafting, avascular necrosis, and what treatment options may be best for you.