Pediatric proximal femur 31-E/7

Removal of osteochondral fragments

Removal of osteochondral fragment

Main indication: Small fragments which cannot be fixed

Skill: Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
Equipment: Simple surgical and imaging resources

Advantages

  • No risk of failed fixation
  • No risk of fragment AVN
  • Allows immediate joint movement
  • Single procedure

Disadvantage

  • Defect on the articular cartilage surface which will be replaced only by fibrocartilage

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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