Histopathology of Femoral Head Donations: A Retrospective Review of 6161 Cases

Katherine E. Mackie
Ziqiang Zhou
Peter Robbins
Max Bulsara, University of Notre Dame Australia
Ming H. Zheng

Abstract

Although total hip arthroplasty is one of the most common orthopaedic surgical procedures, it remains unclear whether histopathological examination of the excised femoral head adds to the quality of patient care. We propose that assessment of femoral heads resected during total hip arthroplasty and donated for allograft use may provide a profile of femoral head pathology that benefits total hip arthroplasty patients and bone donors.

 

Link to Publisher Version (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.J.00133