Do osteotomies of the proximal femur still have a role?

Research paper by Alessandro A Aprato, Pietro P Pellegrino, Michael S H MS Kain, Alessandro A Masse

Indexed on: 04 Sep '14Published on: 04 Sep '14Published in: Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine


Trochanteric valgus and varus correction osteotomies have been described with or without associated rotational correction. In the last decade, new techniques have been described, including femoral neck osteotomy, femoral head reorientation, relative neck lengthening, greater or lesser trochanter distalization, and femoral head reduction osteotomy. While the overall number of femoral osteotomies in the young patients has decreased because of the efficacy of primary total hip arthroplasties, those osteotomy techniques may expand the indications for femoral osteotomies in select patients who meet the indications.