Treatment of the femoral neck and trochanteric benign lesions

Hsin Nung Shih*, Chun Ying Cheng, Yeung Jen Chen, Tsung Jen Huang, Robert Wen Wei Hsu

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Thirty-five patients with a benign lesion of the femoral neck or trochanter were treated and seen in followup at the authors' institution from 1988 to 1991. Sixteen men and 19 women between the ages of 18 and 54 years (average, 27 years) were seen at an average followup of 3 years 6 months (range, 2-5 years). Eight patients had aneurysmal bone cyst; 14 had monostotic fibrous dysplasias; 2 had giant cell tumors; and 11 had simple bone cysts. Eleven patients had pathologic fractures. All patients were treated with curettage and bone grafting in conjunction with a sliding hip compression screw and plate. The bone grafting included a combination of a deep frozen allogenic cortical strut with autogenous iliac cancellous bone to fill the remaining defect space after lag screw and cortical strut had been implanted. At followup, all patients had good bony healing and incorporation of the implanted graft. There were no complications and no local recurrences. All of the functional results were excellent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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