Biomechanical Principles of Varus/Valgus Intertrochanteric Osteotomy (Pauwels I and II) in the Treatment of Osteoarthitis of the Hip

  • F. Pauwels


In treating mechanically induced disorders and deformities of the hip joint we must have a clear conception of:
  1. 1.

    The normal (physiological) stress on the hip joint and how it is influenced by a change in the neck-shaft angle.

  2. 2.

    The manner in which living supporting tissue reacts to the magnitude and quality of mechanical stress.



Femoral Head Articular Cartilage Resultant Force Bony Tissue Acetabular Roof 
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