subtrochanteric osteotomy


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subtrochanteric osteotomy

[-trō′kənter′ik]
Etymology: L, sub + Gk, trochanter, runner, osteon, bone, temnein, to cut
a surgical procedure that divides the shaft of the femur below the lesser trochanter to correct ankylosis of the hip joint.

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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Although this healed without treatment, this demonstrated that femoral shortening by subtrochanteric osteotomy has an advantage in avoiding nerve and blood vessel injury, consistent with the conclusion reported by most of the literature.
sup][18] This was consistent with the 100% healing rate at the subtrochanteric osteotomy site after THA with the cementless S-ROM prosthesis reported by Biant et al .
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.