Intertrochanteric Osteotomy: Indication, Preoperative Planning, Technique

  • M. E. Müller


Pauwels showed many years ago that an inter-trochanteric osteotomy can change the loading of a hip, and demonstrated the profound effects that such a change in loading can bring about. A full discussion of this subject can be found in the chapters here by Pauwels, Bombelli, and Schneider. These biomechanical principles form a basis for the understanding of the effects of an intertrochanteric osteotomy in the treatment of pseudarthrosis of the femoral neck, coxa valga with subluxation, and osteoarthritis.


Femoral Neck Femoral Head Great Trochanter Preoperative Planning Kirschner Wire 
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