Are Iliac Crest Implants Available In The U.S.?
Q: Dr. Eppley, was researching procedures for Hip Widening and i happened to come across a website called Osty Meditech. I read about the procedure, it seems as if this were a decent method to the Pelvic widening approach. I notice you were on the medical team as the clinical advisor however i am not yet convinced that this surgery is legitimate as for there is very few information on this procedure online. The reason why i contacted you is because your the one whom i found to be most credible and in english, i wanted to know if this is something that you actually associate with and approve of this surgery.
A: Iliac crest implants were developed and are used in S. Korea. They are not yet FDA-approved for use in the U.S. but may likely be later 2023 or 2024. When they become FDA-approved I will be the surgeon in the U.S. using them.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon