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The Ilizarov hip reconstruction osteotomy for hip dislocation: outcome after 4-7 years in 14 young patients.
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PMID:  12358117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of neglected high dislocation of the hip is difficult in adults. We performed hip reconstruction osteotomy, consisting of a proximal abduction and extension osteotomy, and a distal varisation and lengthening osteotomy, utilizing the Ilizarov external fixator in 14 (12 women) patients having a mean age of 20 (12-33) years. The most frequent preoperative complaints were pain, leg-length discrepancy, limping, reduced activity and limited abduction of the hip. After an average follow-up of 68 (55-81) months, the outcome was satisfactory; pain subsided in all patients, the Trendelenburg sign became negative in all but 3 patients, no patient had limb-length discrepancy, and alignment of the extremity was reestablished. However, 3 patients still complained of lurch.
Mehmet Kocaoglu; Levent Eralp; Cengiz Sen; Hakan Dinçyürek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-02     Completed Date:  2002-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  Norway    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Femur / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Hip Dislocation / surgery*
Ilizarov Technique*
Osteotomy / methods*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Treatment Outcome

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