Effect of prophylactic trochanteric epiphyseodesis in older children with Perthes' disease.

@article{Shah2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of prophylactic trochanteric epiphyseodesis in older children with Perthes' disease.},
  author={Hitesh Hasmukhlal Shah and Nandi D Siddesh and Benjamin W. Jones Joseph and Sreekumaran N. Nair},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={889-95}
}
To evaluate the effect of prophylactic epiphyseodesis of the greater trochanter in Perthes' disease, 62 children with unilateral Perthes' disease who underwent trochanteric epiphyseodesis combined with varus osteotomy of the femur during the active stage of the disease (mean age at surgery: 8.4 y) and 20 controls were followed up until skeletal maturity. On radiographs taken at skeletal maturity, the articulo-trochanteric distance, the center-trochanteric distance, the length of the abductor… CONTINUE READING
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