Lateral shelf acetabuloplasty in Perthes' disease. A review of the end of growth.

@article{Daly1999LateralSA,
  title={Lateral shelf acetabuloplasty in Perthes' disease. A review of the end of growth.},
  author={Kathleen Daly and Colin J Bruce and Anthony Catterall},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={380-4}
}
The surgical treatment of Perthes' disease by femoral or innominate osteotomy is not as effective in those over the age of eight years as it is in the younger child. This has prompted the search for other types of management in those who are older. The preliminary results of the use of a lateral shelf acetabuloplasty for such cases have shown encouraging results at two years. The concern with such an operation is that it might interfere with the growth of the outer aspect of the acetabulum and… CONTINUE READING

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