Volume 4, 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||21 February 2018|
Use of the HemiCAP partial hip resurfacing technique for traumatic femoral head osteochondral defects following obturator hip dislocations
Department of Orthopaedics, Alfred Hospital,
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 November 2017
Fracture of the femoral head (OTA 31-C1.3) following anterior obturator dislocations are a challenging problem as the fractures are often communited, impacted and with loose osteochondral fragments, making surgical fixation difficult. This can result in residual articular defects if the fragments cannot be internally fixed and need be excised, predisposing to secondary osteoarthritis. Treatment options for these defects are limited, have variable results and with limited literature to guide us on outcomes due to the rarity of these injuries. Here, we describe the first use of the technique of partial femoral head resurfacing in two patients with such fractures and report on their long term outcomes.
Key words: Femoral head fracture / oObturator dislocations / Femoral head osteochondral defects / Partial resurfacing / HemiCAP / Ganz dislocation
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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