Peri Acetabular Osteotomy
Peri Acetabular Osteotomy (PAO) is indicated to treat symptomatic hip dysplasia in the mature pelvis. Patients typically present with groin or hip pain, and are diagnosed with a comprehensive evaluation including exam, radiographs, advanced imaging and injections. Age ranges are from 14 years old up to age 40+. During the procedure, the acetabulum (socket) is cut out and turned to cover the femoral head.
Am I a candidate for Osteotomy?
Indications are for symptomatic pain from adult hip dysplasia. Many factors contribute to being a candidate and Dr. Kollmorgen is an expert in this procedure and will discuss this with you. Please call our office to schedule an appointment
What should I expect from this procedure?
The typical hospital stay is 2-3 days. We aim to control the initial pain and our therapist work to ensure a quick return home. Typically, weight bearing (putting weight on the operative leg) is restricted until pelvis healing occurs.
How Long will it take to recover?
Healing time is based on many factors Age, bone healing and muscle recovery. On average, patients can return to an active life style, even sports, after this procedure.