Nonunion of extended trochanteric osteotomies in impaction grafting femoral revisions

Edward J. Hellman, William N. Capello, Judy R. Feinberg

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Extended trochanteric osteotomies have been recommended to facilitate femoral component removal, femoral cement removal, and acetabular exposure in cases of difficult revision hip arthroplasty. Complications due to the osteotomy have been rare and no nonunions have been reported when this osteotomy has been used in conjunction with extensively porous-coated implants. It has been suggested that the osteotomy should also work well with impaction grafting revisions. This is a report of two cases of nonunion of extended trochanteric osteotomies in which the impaction grafting technique was used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)945-949
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1998


  • Extended trochanteric osteotomy
  • Impaction grafting
  • Nonunion
  • Revision hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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