In Legg-Calvé-Perthes’ disease, the femoral head always becomes revascularized. The problem consists in preserving its shape and in avoiding its collapse. It seems sensible to contain as much as possible of the “head at risk” in a mould, the acetabulum, and to reduce the pressure exerted on this head. Both prerequisites can be fulfilled by means of a varus intertrochanteric osteotomy in many cases, as the following three examples show.
KeywordsFemoral Head Great Trochanter Avascular Necrosis Wide Joint Space Iliopsoas Muscle
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