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Controversies in Hip Surgery by Robert Bourne

By Robert Bourne

The needs of this e-book is to provide an outline of controversies that orthopaedic surgeons may need to think about whilst conducting all degrees of hip surgery.Contributions conceal such vital paediatric difficulties similar to developmental dysplasia of the hip, Perthes ailment, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and hip difficulties linked to neurological illnesses. tense stipulations of the hip, together with acetabular fractures and femoral neck fractures are coated intimately. significant emphasis is given to the sphere of either basically and revision overall hip alternative, with designated emphasis at the distinction which take place in Europe and North the United States. like any different element of hip affliction, the sector of overall hip anthroplasty is regularly altering to enhance either the standard and sturdiness of the medical consequence. ultimately, post-operative problems and their avoidance are coated, really within the fields of deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and administration of the contaminated overall hip arhtroplasty. The contributions during this quantity are from a world array of specialists within the box of hip surgical procedure.

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Those with a bone age between 6 and 9 years have an intermediate prognosis, while those over 10 years have a higher incidence of poor results. Hips in group C risk a poor outcome at any age, even 4 or 5 years, with the older hips faring the worst. As we move forward, greater use of more physiological studies such as bone scan and MRI may add to our prognostic armamentarium. Results of treatment Now for the real controversy. The treatment of Legg–Perthes disease remains the most controversial area within paediatric orthopaedics today.

Herring 4 Perpich M, McBeath A, Kruse D: Long-term follow-up of Perthes disease treated with spica casts. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 3: 160, 1983. 5 Stulberg SD, Cooperman DR, Wallensten R: The natural history of Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am] 63: 1095, 1981. 6 Gower WE, Johnston RC: Legg–Perthes disease: long-term follow-up of thirty-six patients. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Am] 53: 759, 1971. 7 McAndrew MP, Weinstein SL: A long-term follow-up of Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease.

The leg is gently positioned with the knee in a neutral or anterior position with no formal attempt to ‘reduce’ the slip. Chronic slips are pinned in situ. Fluoroscopy is used and an anteroposterior image is obtained first. A guidewire is used to draw a line on the skin coinciding with the centre of the femoral neck and epiphysis. The image intensifier is then positioned for a lateral radiograph and a line is drawn on the skin superimposed over the direction of the guidewire starting anterior on the neck and ending in the centre of the head.

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