Acetabular augmentation wedge involves grafting strips or a wedge of bone taken from the ilium (large hip bone) and then suturing them to the hip socket. This improves a shallow hip socket that is caused by hip subluxation or dislocation.
Also Known As:
- Hip surgery
- Wedge surgery
Conditions Treated with Acetabular Augmentation Wedge:
Acetabular augmentation wedge is utilized in order to treat osteoarthritis, congenital hip dislocation and recurrent dislocation of an artificial hip.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to acetabular augmentation wedge. Chiari osteotomy is a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Acetabular Augmentation Wedge:
Acetabular augmentation wedge is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Acetabular Augmentation Wedge:
Possible risks following acetabular augmentation wedge include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the bone to heal poorly or for there to be little to no improvement in mobility.
Prognosis after Acetabular Augmentation Wedge:
The prognosis for a positive end result following acetabular augmentation wedge is good.
Recovery from Acetabular Augmentation Wedge:
The total recovery tome for acetabular augmentation wedge is six to 12 months.