Femoral head vascularity: Implications following trauma and surgery about the hip Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ankle Fractures
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Joint Dislocations
  • Pain Measurement
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Traumatic injury and surgical intervention about the hip joint place the arterial supply to the femoral head (FH) at risk. Compromised perfusion may lead to FH ischemia, cell death, and osteonecrosis. Progression to FH collapse may lead to pain, functional impairment, and decreased quality of life, especially in younger patients. This review describes the arterial supply to the FH, analyzes the impact of femoral neck fractures on FH vascularity, and explores the vascular implications of various surgical interventions about the hip, offering specific techniques to minimize iatrogenic damage to the vessels supplying the FH. [Orthopedics. 2019; 42(5):250-257.].

publication date

  • January 2019

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01477447-20190723-03

PubMed ID

  • 31355905

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 250

end page

  • 257

volume

  • 42

number

  • 5