During femoral osteotomy, part of the femur is cut
out in order to reposition its contact in the hip socket. Metal screws and
plates are used to hold the femur in its new position.
- Hip surgery
Treated with Femoral Osteotomy:
Femoral osteotomy is utilized in cases of hip
deformity, hip pain, hip dysplasia and arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and
osteoarthritis of the hip.
Non-surgical alternatives to femoral osteotomy
include steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, anti-inflammatory
medication, pain medication, strength training, physical therapy and the use of
a hip brace. Hip fusion and hip replacement are surgical alternatives to the
with Femoral Osteotomy:
Femoral osteotomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Femoral Osteotomy:
Possible risks following femoral osteotomy include
infection, bleeding, poor bone healing and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible for there to be little to no improvement in
mobility or to need a body cast.
after Femoral Osteotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
femoral osteotomy is good, but a total hip replacement in the future might be
from Femoral Osteotomy:
Total recovery from
femoral osteotomy takes six to 12 months.