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Hip osteotomy is done when the hip bones do not fit together well. Poorly fitting hip bones can cause pain and make it difficult to move. Over a long period of time the improper fit can lead to problems like arthritis.
The surgery is most often done in children. It may be done because of:
Conditions that cause abnormal muscle contractions such as
Several incisions will be made to around the hip joint. The specific bones that are altered will depend on your specific condition. The leg and/or pelvic bones will need to be cut. A wedge of bone may be removed. This wedge will be attached to a new area and held in place with plates and screws. The cuts and wedge will let the doctor to change the shape of the bone and position them into a better place.
Dega osteotomy. Nemours, Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Accessed April 10, 2013.
Femoral derotational osteotomy. Nemours, Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Accessed April 10, 2013.
Periacetabular osteotomy. Duke Orthopaedics website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Accessed April 10, 2013.
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