Intertrochanteric osteotomy for avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Michael Jacobs, D. S. Hungerford, K. A. Krackow

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Of 24 intertrochanteric osteotomies for avascular necrosis of the femoral head, 22 were followed up for an average of 63 months. Sixteen of the 22 cases had good or excellent results, including 5 of the 6 cases with Stage II disease and 11 of the 16 with Stage III changes. Success seemed to be inversely related to the size of the lesion. There were six major orthopaedic complications, but despite these we feel that the operation has a definite role in the treatment of the young active patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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