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.
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine