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Hip osteotomy risks?

Hip osteotomy risks?

Many: Possible nonunion, infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It is major surgery with many possible complications. Find a specialist who does this procedure frequently. ...Read more

Osteotomy (Definition)

Osteotomy involves the surgical cutting of a bone, followed by realignment in a way to change the alignment of the bone. This can be done for fractures healed in a crooked manner, bone and joint development abnormalities, and to relieve pressure and pain in arthritic joints. The osteotomy site is usually fixed with some type of hardware to hold the site ...Read more


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What is the recovery time for hip osteotomy?

What is the recovery time for hip osteotomy?

6-24 months: The time to union of the osteotomy is approximately 8-12 weeks in a non-smoking male your age. Recovery takes place gradually after that and the tissues remodel for up to two years. You will continue to improve for about 24 months after the procedure. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the hip osteotomy?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the hip osteotomy?

You should.: Most surgeons use narcotic, oral pain medications after those types of procedures. ...Read more

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Hip osteotomy or hip replacement. Which is better?

Hip osteotomy or hip replacement. Which is better?

Replacement: There are very, very few indications for an osteotomy in this day and age. If the arthritis is bad enough, replacement is usually the most reliable choice. ...Read more

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How do I decide whether to get a hip osteotomy or hip replacement?

How do I decide whether to get a hip osteotomy or hip replacement?

THA vs osteotomy: Experience and recommendations of your hip surgeon. Localized arthritis with well-preserved surfaces may be better served with osteotomy, if a congruent, well-contained result is possible. Significant joint erosion and deformity will likely fare better with tha. ...Read more

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Ganz osteotomy and hip replacement, can you tell me more?

Ganz osteotomy and hip replacement, can you tell me more?

Ganz Osteotomy: Surgery to change the shape of the hip joint typically involve re-shaping the shallow hip socket (acetabulum) so it is in a better position to cover the ball of the hip joint (femoral head). Osteotomies may be performed on the hip socket side of the joint or on the ball side of the joint (upper thigh bone). ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a femoral osteotomy for hip dysplasia?

What is the recovery time for a femoral osteotomy for hip dysplasia?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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Mild hip dysplasia. In severe pain. Hip clicks with every step I take (painful). Will periacetabular osteotomy stop hip from clicking and being painful?

Hip pain: This is a surgical procedure - while this is done in the hope of improving function and reducing or eliminating pain- surgery is never 100% - you are always taking a risk. Have you looked into regenerative procedures in conjunction - using stem cells from your bone marrow and PRP> ...Read more

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What is the recovery like for a triple osteotomy of the hip?

8-12 weeks: A triplane osteotomy of the hip means redirecting the cup in relationship to the head of the femur and should heal in 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Had femoral osteotomy from perthese with 2 screws done 10 years ago got my screws out yesterday, will my hip be strong like it was before?

Had femoral osteotomy from perthese with 2 screws done 10 years ago got my screws out yesterday, will my hip be strong like it was before?

Great question: I am assuming your procedure was done to help with joint alignment at the hip. It must've been successful if your surgeon was able to remove the screws. That you have not needed a hip replacement at this point is very good. Be sure to discuss your concerns with orthopedic surgeon as to the strength of your hip joint and any increased risk for arthritis of the joint later in life. Best of luck ...Read more

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Can something be done about high hips? Sort of like a tibial osteotomy like procedure done on a person with high hips? Remove a wedge to lower hip?

High Hips: Do not recommend surgery for this. Recommend seeking professional help as to why you would want to do such a drastic procedure on yourself. ...Read more

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What are the requirements for a young adult with hip dysplasia (23, F) to be a candidate for a Peri-Acetabular Osteotomy?

Coverage: I would not hesitate to be seen for a more detailed explanation, but basically the procedure is done to improve acetabular coverage of the femoral head. So criteria would be a femoral head that lacks full coverage, usually by 39-40 percent, adequate range of motion of that hip, and lack of severe degenerative cahges in the hip itself. Again, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Fulkerson Osteotomy/Lateral Release/Medial Reefing on Thursday (5/28) - now having hip & thigh pain. .. Is this normal?

UsuallyPostop pain I: If there any surgical procedure there's usually paint on it usually starts improving after a few days of is getting worse or any questions you should call your surgeon they should be able to give you information about how long it takes to heal and what kind of paIny usually have ...Read more

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If I had scfe t age 14 and it wasn't corrected until I was 24 with hip resurfacing and greater trochanter osteotomy, how long for my hip muscles toheal?

If I had scfe t age 14 and it wasn't corrected until I was 24 with hip resurfacing and greater trochanter osteotomy, how long for my hip muscles toheal?

The cause of your --: Pain might be the muscle slow to heal, or the wires/cables used to fix osteotomy or from the resurfaced femoral head. So one needs to identify the cause first responsible for your symptoms.
Other causes could be pain radiating from the back, or from local nerves irritated by scar tissue from your hip or the osteotomy surgery.
Discuss with your surgeon to establish the DX or get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Is hip pain after a knee osteotomy normal? I have had six knee surgeries in 9 years on my left knee and never had hip pain before.

Not often but can be: Osteotomies around the knee change the alignment of the limb to unload diseased portions of the knee joint.
Changing the alignment at the knee changes the loading of the hip too. If a portion of the hip joint cartilage is now overloaded, that is one way you could have hip pain.
Referred pain from the knee might cause hip pain, though a hip problem causing knee pain is more common. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ hip dysplasia and femoral anteversion and dr recommended osteotomy. After seeing CT scan he said osteotomy won't help pain. Why?

Was diagnosed w/ hip dysplasia and femoral anteversion and dr recommended osteotomy. After seeing CT scan he said osteotomy won't help pain. Why?

I can only guess tha: -on the CT there was a significant degenerative disease, or that the osteotomy will not give U adequate coverage. Or maybe femoral osteotomy along with an acetabular procedure still would not help if there was very poor bone stock on the acetabular side. ...Read more

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Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery?

Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery?

Lumbar scoliosis: Simple. Incision made in back to visualize spine to be fused. Length of incision appropriate for fusion. The facet joints are removed and the bone prepared for fusion. At l5-s1, facet and disk removed, and spacer placed into disk along with bone graft. Multiple laminectomy and facet excisions (osteotomy) to make spine more flexible. Rods/screws placed to maintain correction. Bone graft placed. ...Read more

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Hip ganz osteonomy, is it bad if its hard under the incision it's about an inch and a half wide and from the top of the incision all the way down?

Have it checked!: This is typically a rather big surgery. What you may be feeling is a collection of blood (hematoma) that has collected. Please discuss this with your operating surgeon. I have no doubt that they would want to know about this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osteotomy?

Bone realignment: Osteotomy involves the surgical cutting of a bone, followed by realignment in a way to change the alignment of the bone. This can be done for fractures healed in a crooked manner, bone and joint development abnormalities, and to relieve pressure and pain in arthritic joints. The osteotomy site is usually fixed with some type of hardware to hold the site together while it heals. ...Read more

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What is a tibial osteotomy?

Bone realignment.: It is a bony realignment procedure, used to unload the arthritic portion of your knee. It is a salvage procedure, to buy one time, before a knee replacement is needed. ...Read more

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What is involved in a femoral derotation osteotomy?

See below: The surgery involves cutting the thighbone (femur)
and re-positioning the ball of the femur in the hip
socket. Sometimes the socket itself must also be
worked on in order to have it contain the ball better.

the cut femur is held
together in its new position by a metal plate. The
plate (s) is completely inside the body. These plates
are very strong and because they are used, a cast is
rarely necessary.
Typically there are also muscles lengthened in the
groin when these procedures are done. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic osteotomy?

Cutting the pelvis: This is usually done for children with a congenitally deformed hip socket. By cutting the pelvic bone around the socket, surgeons can reshape the socket to help the hip joint develop more properly when the shape was not proper. ...Read more

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What is high tibial osteotomy?

Arthritis surgery.: It is a procedure that could be performed to to unload the arthritic compartment of your knee. It can buy you roughly 5-15 years before requiring knee replacement, in many cases. ...Read more

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What happens during a posterior tibial osteotomy?

Correct deformity: A posterior tibial osteotomy is a very rare proceedure used for correction of excessive extension of the knee and improve flexion at the knee. ...Read more

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Is an osteotomy on the knee worth it --does it really help?

Is an osteotomy on the knee worth it --does it really help?

In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery. ...Read more

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How hard is an osteotomy on their knee and does it really help?

How hard is an osteotomy on their knee and does it really help?

In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery. Around 85% of people will be happy with the outcome 5 years out from surgery. ...Read more