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Treatment of Idiopathic Necrosis of the Femoral Head by Modified Cup Arthroplasty

  • Y. Gérard
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOPAEDIC, volume 5)

Abstract

It is our opinion that the treatment of idiopathic necrosis of the femoral head by femoral forage of the neck and evacuation of the necrotic bone is useful only at an early stage of the disease, before the onset of deformity of the head. Various methods of osteotomy have been described but, in our experience, these do not arrest the arthrosis which follows 4 or 5 years later. It appears illogical to perform a total hip arthroplasty if the acetabulum is healthy, and therefore it is our usual practice to perform an arthroplasty using a modified cup implant.

Keywords

Femoral Neck Femoral Head Of23 Case Necrotic Bone Cylindrical Form 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

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  • Y. Gérard

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