The Procedure Of Periacetabular Osteotomy Technique

A person should never ignore his health because as long as the person is healthy he would be able to do everything but once he falls sick or is affected with any disorder then he will have to compromise his daily routine work. One of the most common disorders that are found nowadays is the bone related disorders. These disorders may vary from osteoporosis to osteopenia, from osteomalacia to Paget’s disease of bone and many more such diseases. These disorders occur mainly due to the deficiency of calcium and other such vitamins. To cope with such diseases, various techniques have been discovered. In this article, we will be discussing about periacetabular osteotomy technique and more specifically about the procedure of this technique. 

Hip dysplasia:

Before discussing the procedure of periacetabular osteotomy technique, let us put a light on the disorder for which this technique or procedure is required. Periacetabular osteotomy technique is used to cure the hip dysplasia disorder. In this disorder, the hip socket does not completely cover the ball portion of upper thigh bone which results in the dislocation of hip joint. This is a developmental disease which grows with the time. Surgeons’ tries to treat this disorder first with medication which if does not show positive results then is treated with surgery.

Periacetabular osteotomy technique:

Osteotomy is the term used to define the surgical cutting of a bone to realign the displaced or dislocated bone whereas periacetabular is the term that is used to describe the acetabulum portion or hip socket. Periacetabular osteotomy technique is the surgical treatment for hip dysplasia disorder in which the dislocated hip bone is realigned to its original position. The surgeon who operates the bone related diseases or disorders are known as orthopaedic surgeon.

This procedure involves the cutting of a bone around the acetabulum or socket that joins the acetabulum to the pelvis portion. When acetabulum gets detached from the pelvis due to cutting of a bone then it is reoriented to the position that involves the better coverage of femoral head which in turn improves the stability of hip joint. Finally the socket portion is secured with the help of screws. It takes around four to five months to get completely recovered after the periacetabular osteotomy technique. However, the patient can leave hospital after two to three days of surgery.


People often get bone related disorders due the deficiency of calcium, vitamins or other such mineral. Some bone related disorders are developmental while some are accidental. Orthopedics or surgeons first tries to treat the disorder by the help of medication but if it does not show positive results then they opt for surgery or osteotomy. Periacetabular osteotomy technique is one such surgical treatment which is performed on the patient suffering with hip dysplasia disorder. In this technique the acetabular bone is cut and then reoriented around the hip socket to allow the better coverage of femoral head. “David Slattery” is Melbourne based orthopedic surgeon who is expert in treating such disorders successfully.

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