subtrochanteric osteotomy


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subtrochanteric osteotomy

Division of the shaft of the femur below the lesser trochanter to correct ankylosis of the hip joint.
See also: osteotomy
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Changes of blood flow of the femoral head after subtrochanteric osteotomy in Legg-Perthes' disease: a serial scintigraphic study.
The difference between greater trochanter height and the template greater trochanter height was measured before replacement; if the difference was more than 4 cm, a requirement for subtrochanteric osteotomy was suggested, to avoid blood vessel and nerve injury.
Various investigators use different methods for operative treatment of old unreduced fracture-dislocations including subtrochanteric osteotomy, Girdlestone procedure, arthrodesis, endoprosthetic replacement, and total hip replacement.3 All these procedures have their merits and demerits and give different outcomes.