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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31822602b0
Operative Treatment

Advanced Containment Methods for the Treatment of Perthes Disease: Salter Plus Varus Osteotomy and Triple Pelvic Osteotomy

Wenger, Dennis R. MD; Pandya, Nirav K. MD

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The goal of intervention in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease has been to prevent femoral head deformation by containing the head within the acetabulum, using it as a mold for guiding femoral head development. With appropriate proximal femoral morphology, premature arthritis can hopefully be avoided. Both nonsurgical and surgical methods of treatment have evolved over time, from abduction casts and braces to advanced surgical containment methods, which are now the mainstay of treatment. The purpose of this study is to briefly review the evolution of surgical treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and to concentrate on 2 advanced surgical containment methods: combined Salter innominate osteotomy with femoral varus osteotomy and triple pelvic osteotomy.

Level of Evidence: Level V.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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