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Int Orthop. 2004 Feb;28(1):44-7. Epub 2003 Oct 7.

Intertrochanteric osteotomy in young adults for sequelae of Legg-Calvé-Perthes' disease--a long term follow-up.

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Orthopaedic Research Centre Amsterdam, University Hospital AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Between 1974 and 1999 we performed 15 intertrochanteric osteotomies in 14 patients with a painful hip secondary to Legg-Calvé-Perthes' disease. In seven patients, the osteotomy was combined with advancement of the greater trochanter, acetabular roof plasty, or both. One patient died 5 years after the osteotomy and one patient was lost to follow-up. One patient had a revision osteotomy 21 years after the initial osteotomy, and five patients had a prosthetic replacement 8-25 years after the osteotomy. The average follow-up of the remaining osteotomies was 11.3 years. An intertrochanteric osteotomy can decrease pain and improve clinical function medium and long term without radiological progression of joint degeneration.

PMID:
14530881
PMCID:
PMC3466584
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-003-0513-2
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