Chiari osteotomy involves augmenting the hip socket by laterally moving the ilium above the hip capsule.
Also Known As:
- Acetabular augmentation
- Pelvic surgery
- Pelvic displacement surgery
- Femoral head surgery
Conditions Treated with a Chiari Osteotomy:
Chiari osteotomy is utilized when hip dislocation or subluxation has resulted in a shallow socket. It can also be used to treat osteoarthritis of the hip.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to Chiari osteotomy. Acetabular augmentation wedge is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with a Chiari Osteotomy:
Chiari osteotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from a Chiari Osteotomy:
Possible risks following Chiari osteotomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the bone to heal poorly and for there to be little to no improvement in mobility.
Recovery from a Chiari Osteotomy:
Total recovery following Chiari osteotomy is six to 12 months.