par Andrianne, Yves ;Lamoureux, Jean David ;Quintin, Jean ;Clemens, Michael
Référence Revue de chirurgie orthopédique et réparatrice de l'appareil moteur, 69, 1, page (61-68)
Publication Publié, 1983
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The authors report 4 cases of hip involvement in sickle-cell anaemia. The patients were aged 3, 12, 18 and 24 years and presented with the appearances of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Three had a femoral osteotomy with a good result. A review of the literature was made to determine the pathogenesis, epidemiology and classification into 3 groups. The authors consider that osteotomy acts by diminishing pressure in the area of bone necrosis. The eventual need for total hip replacement is discussed.