Proximal femoral rotational osteotomy
高砂, 智哉 Tokushima University
femoral neck retroversion
The Rotational osteotomy for femoral retroversion has been extremely rare despite the known association between femoral neck retroversion, hip pain, and osteoarthritis. Here, we describe a case of femoral neck retroversion for which proximal femoral rotation osteotomy. A 16-year-old boy with a past history of developmental dysplasia of the both hip treated conservatively presented with a complaint of pain in left hips. On physical examination, flexion of the left hip was limited to 90° with terminal pain. Internal rotation was also limited to 10°. Computed tomography (CT) showed -7.1° anteversion of the left femur. We performed rotational osteotomy to increase femoral anteversion because conservative treatment was not effective. The postoperative course was uneventful. At 12 postoperative months, his left hip pain was completely disappeared and femoral anteversion was 34° on CT scans. Retroversion of the femur is a distinct dynamic factor that should be considered in the evaluation of mechanical causes of hip pain. Restoring the normal rotational alignment of the hip resulted in cure of the impingement due to femoral retroversion.
The Journal of Medical Investigation
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
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