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Advancement of the vastus lateralis muscle for irreparable hip abductor tears: clinical and morphological results


Betz, Michael; Zingg, Patrick O; Pfirrmann, Christian W A; Dora, Claudio (2012). Advancement of the vastus lateralis muscle for irreparable hip abductor tears: clinical and morphological results. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 78(3):337-343.

Abstract

Outcome after advancement of the vastus lateralis muscle for irreparable disruption of the hip abductor mechanism was evaluated in 9 patients. Seven to 10 cm defects were bridged without complications. After a mean follow-up of 33 months (range: 12-60 months), the majority of patients reported a 69% satisfaction and a reduction of both pain medication and gait assists. Six out of 9 patients would undergo the same treatment again and one was undecided. On physical examination hip function was significantly improved but still poor. A significant loss of quadriceps muscle strength was the only donor site morbidity encountered. Overall, very modest but relevant improvement of hip function can be achieved with this procedure without relevant donor site morbidity and complications.

Abstract

Outcome after advancement of the vastus lateralis muscle for irreparable disruption of the hip abductor mechanism was evaluated in 9 patients. Seven to 10 cm defects were bridged without complications. After a mean follow-up of 33 months (range: 12-60 months), the majority of patients reported a 69% satisfaction and a reduction of both pain medication and gait assists. Six out of 9 patients would undergo the same treatment again and one was undecided. On physical examination hip function was significantly improved but still poor. A significant loss of quadriceps muscle strength was the only donor site morbidity encountered. Overall, very modest but relevant improvement of hip function can be achieved with this procedure without relevant donor site morbidity and complications.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 13:51
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 16:15
Publisher:Acta Medica Belgica
ISSN:0001-6462
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.actaorthopaedica.be/acta/article.asp?lang=en&navid=243&id=15256&mod=acta
Related URLs:http://www.actaorthopaedica.be/page.asp?lang=en&navid=116&mod=home&page=index (Publisher)
PubMed ID:22822574

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