Proximal femoral varus osteotomies in childhood-development of osteosynthesis materials

Authors

  • Vensan Velchov Specialized Orthopedic University Hospital "Prof. Boycho Boychev", Gorna banya, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Pavel Georgiev Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Medical University- Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Venelin Alexiev Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Medical University- Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Keywords:

Proximal femoral osteotomies, varus osteotomies, osteosynthesis devices

Abstract

Proximal femoral osteotomies are one of the most commonly used surgical techniques and play an important role in the spatial correction of the hip joint in a number of pediatric orthopedic disorders such as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, osteoarthritis, etc.14,21,23,28,30,31

The development of orthopaedic osteosynthesis for fixation of bone fragments includes the use of Kirschner wires, intraosseous nail plates, AO-plates with fixed angle, external fixators, etc.  Over time, many of the techniques and osteosynthesis materials have fallen into disuse and have remained only of historical significance.

The purpose of this study is to follow how osteosynthesis fixation devices for varus osteotomies in the proximal femur have historically evolved and developed from the beginning to the present.

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Published

20.07.2022

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Velchov, V. ., Georgiev, P. ., & Alexiev, V. . (2022). Proximal femoral varus osteotomies in childhood-development of osteosynthesis materials. THE JOURNAL OF THE BULGARIAN ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMA ASSOCIATION, 59(01), pp.10–27. Retrieved from https://jbota.org/index.php/jbota/article/view/16

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