Autologous capping during resection arthroplasty of the hip in patients with cerebral palsy.

@article{Egermann2009AutologousCD,
  title={Autologous capping during resection arthroplasty of the hip in patients with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Marcus Egermann and Leonhard Doederlein and E. -J. Schlaeger and Stefan M{\"u}ller and Franck Braatz},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={1007-12}
}
In patients with severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy and painful hip dislocation proximal femoral resection arthroplasty can reduce pain, but the risk of heterotopic ossification is significant. We present a surgical technique of autologous capping of the femoral stump in order to reduce this risk, using the resected femoral head as the graft. A retrospective study of 31 patients (43 hips) who had undergone proximal femoral resection arthroplasty with (29 hips) and without autologous capping (14… CONTINUE READING

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