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Chiari Osteotomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Chiari Osteotomy

What is a Chiari Osteotomy?

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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to a Chiari Osteotomy:

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.

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