Background: In patients affected by chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis (C-SCFE), the performance of a subcapital osteotomy is an effective procedure to correct the deformity at the proximal femur. However, the rate of postoperative complications is very high, with iatrogenic avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) being the most bothersome. To overcome the risk of AVN, the modified Dunn procedure according to Ganz and, more recently, the Vascular Sparing Subcapital Osteotomy (VASSCO) technique have been proposed; however, only short-term follow-up studies are available on the latter technique being used. The aim of this study is therefore to show our mid-term clinical and radiological results with the VASSCO technique. Materials and Methods: A total of 26 patients underwent VASSCO for moderate or severe stable C-SCFE between 2012 and April 2016 with an average 10-year follow-up (range 8–12 years). The outcomes was evaluated using the HHS and pre- and postoperative ROM. The radiological outcomes and complications were collected. Results: No major intraoperative complications occurred; three patients reported postoperative transient apraxia of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which completely recovered in six months. All the radiological outcomes showed substantial improvement postoperatively. One case patient developed AVN of the femoral head and required a total hip arthroplasty after 12 years. Conclusions: The current data suggest that VASSCO osteotomy is a reliable technique with very good clinical results at mid-term follow-up; it could be considered a valuable alternative to using more complex techniques to restore the proximal femoral anatomy in moderate to severe C-SCFE

The Medium- to Long-Term Results of Vascular-Sparing Subcapital Osteotomy (VASSCO) for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis / Faldini, Cesare; Di Martino, Alberto; Brunello, Matteo; Stefanini, Niccolò; Puteo, Nicole; Pilla, Federico; Geraci, Giuseppe; Traina, Francesco. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:4(2024), pp. 1021.1-1021.10. [10.3390/jcm13041021]

The Medium- to Long-Term Results of Vascular-Sparing Subcapital Osteotomy (VASSCO) for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Faldini, Cesare;Di Martino, Alberto;Brunello, Matteo;Stefanini, Niccolò;Puteo, Nicole;Pilla, Federico;Geraci, Giuseppe;Traina, Francesco
2024

Abstract

Background: In patients affected by chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis (C-SCFE), the performance of a subcapital osteotomy is an effective procedure to correct the deformity at the proximal femur. However, the rate of postoperative complications is very high, with iatrogenic avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) being the most bothersome. To overcome the risk of AVN, the modified Dunn procedure according to Ganz and, more recently, the Vascular Sparing Subcapital Osteotomy (VASSCO) technique have been proposed; however, only short-term follow-up studies are available on the latter technique being used. The aim of this study is therefore to show our mid-term clinical and radiological results with the VASSCO technique. Materials and Methods: A total of 26 patients underwent VASSCO for moderate or severe stable C-SCFE between 2012 and April 2016 with an average 10-year follow-up (range 8–12 years). The outcomes was evaluated using the HHS and pre- and postoperative ROM. The radiological outcomes and complications were collected. Results: No major intraoperative complications occurred; three patients reported postoperative transient apraxia of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which completely recovered in six months. All the radiological outcomes showed substantial improvement postoperatively. One case patient developed AVN of the femoral head and required a total hip arthroplasty after 12 years. Conclusions: The current data suggest that VASSCO osteotomy is a reliable technique with very good clinical results at mid-term follow-up; it could be considered a valuable alternative to using more complex techniques to restore the proximal femoral anatomy in moderate to severe C-SCFE
2024
The Medium- to Long-Term Results of Vascular-Sparing Subcapital Osteotomy (VASSCO) for Pediatric Patients with Chronic Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis / Faldini, Cesare; Di Martino, Alberto; Brunello, Matteo; Stefanini, Niccolò; Puteo, Nicole; Pilla, Federico; Geraci, Giuseppe; Traina, Francesco. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:4(2024), pp. 1021.1-1021.10. [10.3390/jcm13041021]
Faldini, Cesare; Di Martino, Alberto; Brunello, Matteo; Stefanini, Niccolò; Puteo, Nicole; Pilla, Federico; Geraci, Giuseppe; Traina, Francesco
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