Treatment of Avascular Femoral Head Necrosis with Bone Morphogenetic Protein, a Collagen Scaffold and Filtered Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells

  • Georgio Maria Calori
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (up to Stage IIIC of the Steinberg classification system).

Patients under 55 years of age.

No presence of radiological-documented arthritis of the hip.


Femoral Head Guide Wire Image Intensifier Fascia Lata Collagen Scaffold 
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Further Reading

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  4. Tang CL, Mahoney JL, McKee MD, et al. Donor site morbidity following vascularized fibular grafting. Microsurgery. 1998;18(6):383–6.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Instituto Ortopedico Gaetano PiniMilan UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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