Guided growth of the trochanteric apophysis combined with soft tissue release for Legg–Calve–Perthes disease

Abstract

During the initial fragmentation stage of Perthes disease, the principle focus is to achieve containment of the femoral head within the acetabulum. Whether by bracing, abduction casts, femoral and/or pelvic osteotomy, the goals are to maximize the range of hip motion and to avoid incongruity, hoping to avert subsequent femoro-acetabular impingement or hinge… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11751-014-0186-y

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