The extra-articular impingement of the greater trochanter against the ileum is an underrated cause of early dislocation in total hip arthroplasty. In this preliminary study, the authors assess the effectiveness of an anterior longitudinal osteotomy of the greater trochanter for preventing dislocation. A total of 115 patients underwent a total hip arthroplasty through a posterolateral approach. All patients underwent clinical and radiological follow-up at 1, 3, and 6 months. No dislocation was reported. All patients demonstrated fast recovery of range of motion and walking. No trochanter fractures were observed. The osteotomy of the greater trochanter is an effective surgical technique that decreases anterior impingement and consequently lowers the dislocation rate in primary total hip arthroplasty.

Anterior longitudinal osteotomy of the greater trochanter in total hip arthroplasty

SURACE, MICHELE FRANCESCO;CHERUBINO, PAOLO
2015-01-01

Abstract

The extra-articular impingement of the greater trochanter against the ileum is an underrated cause of early dislocation in total hip arthroplasty. In this preliminary study, the authors assess the effectiveness of an anterior longitudinal osteotomy of the greater trochanter for preventing dislocation. A total of 115 patients underwent a total hip arthroplasty through a posterolateral approach. All patients underwent clinical and radiological follow-up at 1, 3, and 6 months. No dislocation was reported. All patients demonstrated fast recovery of range of motion and walking. No trochanter fractures were observed. The osteotomy of the greater trochanter is an effective surgical technique that decreases anterior impingement and consequently lowers the dislocation rate in primary total hip arthroplasty.
http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/2015-8-38-8/%7Bfaa9d045-44c8-49ec-96a4-234aa42ce825%7D/anterior-longitudinal-osteotomy-of-the-greater-trochanter-in-total-hip-arthroplasty.pdf
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Surace, MICHELE FRANCESCO; Regazzola, Gianmarco M. V.; Vulcano, Ettore; Monestier, Luca; Cherubino, Paolo
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