Stability and migration across femoral varus derotation osteotomies in children with neuromuscular disorders

Peter Buxbom, Stig Sonne-Holm, Niels Ellitsgaard, Christian Wong

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Abstract

Background and purpose - Studies have indicated that one-third of children with cerebral palsy (CP) develop dislocation of the hip that needs surgical intervention. When hip dislocation occurs during childhood surgical treatment consists of tenotomies, femoral varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO), and acetabuloplasty. Relapse is observed in one-fifth of cases during adolescence. In this prospective cohort study, we performed a descriptive evaluation of translation and rotation across VDROs in children with neuromuscular disorders and syndromes by radiostereometric analysis (RSA). We assessed "RSA stability" and migration across the VDROs. Patients and methods - Children with a neuromuscular disorder were set up for skeletal corrective surgery of the hip. RSA follow-ups were performed postoperatively, at 5 weeks, and 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery. Results - 27 femoral VDROs were included; 2 patients were excluded during the study period. RSA data showed stability across the VDRO in the majority of cases within the first 5 weeks. At the 1-year follow-up, the mean translations (SD) of the femoral shaft distal to the VDRO were 0.51 (1.12) mm medial, 0.69 (1.61) mm superior, and 0.21 (1.28) mm posterior. The mean rotations were 0.39° (2.90) anterior tilt, 0.02° (3.07) internal rotation, and 2.17° (2.29) varus angulation. Interpretation - The migration stagnates within the first 5 weeks, indicating stability across the VDRO in most patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume88
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)198-204
ISSN1745-3674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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