During hip osteotomy, part of the hip bone is cut
out in order to reposition the hip socket and shift weight-bearing surface to
healthy tissue from damaged or diseased tissue. Metal plates and screws are
used to hold the new position of the hip socket.
- Hip bone
- Femur surgery
Treated with Hip Osteotomy:
Hip osteotomy may be performed in cases of hip pain, hip dysplasia, hip
deformity and arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hip.
Non-surgical alternatives to hip osteotomy include
hip bracing, physical therapy, strength training, pain medication,
anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and hyaluronic acid
injections. Hip fusion and hip replacement are surgical alternatives.
with Hip Osteotomy:
Hip osteotomy is performed under general anesthesia,
which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the
Complications from Hip Osteotomy:
Possible risks following hip osteotomy include
infection, bleeding, body cast, poor bone healing and a negative reaction to
the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience little to no improvement in
after Hip Osteotomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
hip osteotomy is good. However, mobility is not necessarily improved, and total
hip replacement in the future may be more difficult.
from Hip Osteotomy:
Total recovery from hip osteotomy takes six to 12 months.