Hip deformities during early childhood following Perthes' disease, congenital dislocation or septic arthritis are not rare, causing limitation of motion and limping. A number of proximal femoral osteotomies to address residual deformities have been described, but the outcome has been variable. We describe a proximal femoral osteotomy aimed at restoring a more anatomic insertion of the gluteus medius. The clinical and radiographic results thus far are promising. We believe that the technique improves both the anatomy and biomechanics of the hip.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2010|
- Femoral osteotomy
- Perthes' disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine