Triple intertrochanteric osteotomy in coxa vara associated with high riding of the greater trochanter and leg shortening

Research paper by Christian Tschauner, Reinhard Graf

Indexed on: 01 Jul '94Published on: 01 Jul '94Published in: Orthopedics and Traumatology


Surgical PrinciplesThis procedure allows to correct all 3 deformities (coxa vara, high riding of the greater trochanter, shortening of the leg) seen at the proximal femur after such diseases as congenital hip dysplasia and Perthes’ disease by a complex intertrochanteric valgisation osteotomy. Transposition of the greater trochanter and interposition of a bone wedge, taken from the base of the trochanter, and placed into the intertrochanteric osteotomy site, allows simultaneous correction of all deformities by one single surgical procedure [3].