The aspherical coxa magna femoral head can be made more spherical by intra-articular osteotomy. The Ganz technique of femoral head reduction osteotomy to reduce the size and restore the spherical shape of the femoral head has been performed in 20 patients over the past 5 years. A good or excellent functional and radiographic result was obtained in 14 of the 20. A fair result (decreased pain but no improvement in range of motion) occurred in 3, and a poor result (stiffness and pain) occurred in 3. The preliminary results of this technique are therefore very promising. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
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