The Role and Benefits of Free Vascularized Fibular Grafts in Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
E-Publication E-Publication

The Role and Benefits of Free Vascularized Fibular Grafts in Avascular Necrosis of the Hip


Co-sponsored by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development and Med-IQ

Duke MedicineMed-IQ

Released:
7/15/15
Expires:
7/14/16

Maximum Credits:

0.5

E-Publication E-Publication
Released:
7/15/15

Expires:
7/14/16

Maximum Credits:
0.5
E-Publication E-Publication

Released:
7/15/15
Expires:
7/14/16


Maximum Credits:
0.5


Overview: This CME-certified online publication discusses surgical options for patients with osteonecrosis of the hip, with a focus on free vascularized fibular grafting, a technique that was pioneered at Duke University Medical Center.

CME Information:

Faculty
Marc J. Richard, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Activity Planners
Meghan Coulehan, MPH
Manager, Educational Strategy and Content
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Managing Editor
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Amy Sison
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Writer
Anne Jacobson, MPH, CCMEP/CHCP
Cocoa Beach, FL

Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the goals, benefits, and risks of free vascularized fibular grafting
  • Identify appropriate patient candidates for free vascularized fibular grafting

Target Audience
This activity is intended for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists.

Series Overview/Statement of Need
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a debilitating bone disease that leads to destruction of the hip joint by early adulthood. Multiple joint-preserving procedures have been used to treat ONFH. Free vascularized fibular grafting (FVFG) is an effective option for salvaging the necrotic femoral head when performed prior to radiographic collapse in patients with ONFH. For those with postcollapse ONFH, FVFG can still improve joint function while delaying the need for total hip replacement. Clinicians need to understand recent advances and clinical options in hip surgeries for patients with ONFH.

Sponsorship Statement
Co-sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine and Med-IQ.

Accreditation/Designation Statements
Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.5-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
 
Original Release Date: July 15, 2015
Expiration Date: July 14, 2016
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes

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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.

Marc J. Richard, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Acumed, DePuy Synthes
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Acumed

The writer, activity planners, and peer reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.

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