Varus derotational osteotomy (VDRO) was used to treat 69 unstable hips in 38 patients with spastic quadriplegia. After a mean follow-up of 5.3 years, the total rate of failure as judged by either need for revision or persistent radiographic instability or dislocation was 26%. Overall outcomes were better for hips that had been more congruent (preoperative migration index < 60%) than for hips that had experienced more migration (P = .027), and more-congruent hips were 9 times more likely to be stable radiographically at follow-up (P < .001). The failure rate for VDRO combined with femoral shortening or obturator neurectomy was lower than that for VDRO alone (P = .035). VDRO is an appropriate option for treating less advanced hip subluxation and may be more reliable when combined with femoral shortening and/or obturator neurectomy. VDRO alone, however, may be insufficient for treating more advanced instability.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|State||Published - Feb 2005|
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