Transplated Bone and Cartilage Surgery May Reduce Need for Hip Replacement in Young Trauma Patients
Orthopedic traumatologists from HSS have developed a new surgery using transplanted bone and cartilage—one that may help young patients avoid a hip replacement after a traumatic injury to the hip joint. In accidents such as motor vehicle collisions or falls from a ladder, the femur can be forced to dislocate beyond the socket, often causing a femoral head fracture, sometimes with a fracture to the hip socket. Femoral head fractures with a bone and cartilage defect were traditionally treated primarily with a total hip replacement.
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