Indications, Localization and Preoperative Planning of Proximal Femoral Osteotomies in Posttraumatic States

  • M. E. Müller
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Abstract

Nonunions of the femoral neck with a viable head and deformities secondary to fractures are the most frequent indications for posttraumatic osteotomies of the proximal femur. Corrective osteotomy may also be indicated for partial avascular necrosis of the femoral neck, for contractures secondary to pelvic fractures, and after the healing of an avascular femoral head necrosis in which the articular cartilage is reasonably well preserved. Traumatic separation of the epiphysis in young patients may also be mentioned in this context.

Keywords

Arthritis Osteoporosis Immobilization Degenerative Arthritis Compaction 

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