Treatment of Traumatic Separation of the Proximal Femoral Epiphysis without Development of Osteonecrosis

Schoenecker, Jonathan Gregory; Young-Jo Kim; Ganz, Reinhold
April 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 4, p973
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study involving a thirteen-year-old boy who suffered from traumatic dislocation of his right hip during a loud quarrel and a fifteen-year-old boy who acquired a posterior dislocation of his left hip in a fall while mountain climbing. It emphasizes that in both cases similar surgical principles were used to minimize the risk of osteonecrosis in both patients. It asserts that with the wide understanding of surgical approach, surgeons can prevent the risk from arising.


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