The effects of trochanteric epiphyseodesis on growth of the proximal end of the femur following necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis.

@article{Gage1980TheEO,
  title={The effects of trochanteric epiphyseodesis on growth of the proximal end of the femur following necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis.},
  author={James R. Gage and J M Cary},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1980},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={785-94}
}
Avascular necrosis of the hip was evaluated in two groups of patients. On group had sustained the insult to the epiphysis in infancy and had a mean growth loss in the proximal end of the femur of 21.5 millimeters at a mean age of 11.7 years. The other group had sustained the insult in mid-childhood (due to Legg-Perthes disease) and had a mean growth loss of seven millimeters at 12.4 years. Based on this evaluation, we concluded that trochanteric epiphyseodesis was nary in the latter group. 

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