Avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis in metachondromatosis.

Abstract

A 6-year-old boy with metachondromatosis, an inherited disorder characterized by multiple enchondromas and exostoses, developed avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis mimicking Perthes disease. Despite containment, significant coxa magna occurred with flattening and lateral extrusion, requiring intertrochanteric osteotomy and shelf augmentation.

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@article{Keret1990AvascularNO, title={Avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis in metachondromatosis.}, author={David Keret and George S. Bassett}, journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics}, year={1990}, volume={10 5}, pages={658-61} }