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At the Scientific and Research Institute for Children’s Orthopedics n. a. G. I. Turner we analyzed survey data of 120 patients aged from 6 to 14 years old with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease with severe epiphysis deformation, in order to improve the outcomes. All patients underwent reconstructive (remodeling) surgery - a corrective hip osteotomy, a pelvic osteotomy by Salter, a combination of these techniques and a triple pelvic osteotomy. Postoperative follow-up period averaged 10 years. It is shown that pelvic osteotomy is an operation of choice for Legg-Calve- Perthes disease along with corrective hip osteotomy, and remodeling of the femoral head is only possible when the degree of bone coverage is equal to one or more. We highlighted radioanatomical structure of the affected hip joint, allowing to precise indications for surgical remodeling type of femoral head.

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Dmitry Borisovich Barsukov

FSBI “Scientific and Research Institute for Children’s Orthopedics n. a. G. I. Turner” under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

MD, PhD, research associate of the department of hip pathology

Mikhail Mikhailovich Kamosko

FSBI “Scientific and Research Institute for Children’s Orthopedics n. a. G. I. Turner” under the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

MD, PhD, DMedSc, head of the department of hip pathology


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