Articulated Hip Distraction A Treatment Option for Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis in Adolescence


Gomez J. A. , Matsumoto H., Roye D. P. , Vitale M. G. , Hyman J. E. , van Bosse H. J. P. , ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.29, no.2, pp.163-169, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpo.0b013e31819903b9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-169

Abstract

Purpose: To describe the clinical outcomes of adolescent patients treated with articulated hip distraction (AHD) for avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. Outcomes were examined in order to better understand the usefulness of and indications for performing hip arthrodiastasis in this patient population.