Intertrochanteric Osteotomy for Adult Hips

  • Raymond G. Tronzo
  • Richard F. Santore


When the first edition of Volume I, Surgery of the Hip Joint, was published in 1973, total hip arthroplasties were in their infancy. Their potential was to replace all other forms of hip reconstruction. The chapter on intertrochanteric osteotomies was written together with Professor Müller at a time when only the European surgeons had accumulated enough experience to retain any enthusiasm for the operation. Now 14 years later, much has been learned about the performance of a total hip replacement and the comparison to osteotomities has been rekindled. Total hip replacement is not for everybody, nor is it the panacea for treating all hip disorders. Cemented systems have failed to solve the long-term problem of endurance for an artificial implant for a patient who has a life expectancy in excess of 20 years.


Femoral Neck Femoral Head Great Trochanter Acetabular Dysplasia Neck Shaft Angle 
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  • Raymond G. Tronzo
  • Richard F. Santore

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