A modified technique for reconstruction of the femoral neck in paediatric patients

Rolando Libri, Leonardo Marchesini Reggiani

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-534
Number of pages6
JournalHIP International
Volume20
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Femoral osteotomy
  • Hip
  • Paediatric
  • Perthes' disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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