Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Mid-term radiological and clinical results of incomplete triple pelvic osteotomy

AOTT 2016; 50: 660-664
DOI: 10.1016/j.aott.2016.01.005
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Objective: The aim of this study was to assess clinical and radiological results of incomplete triple pelvic osteotomy in acetabular dysplasia.

Patients and methods: Twenty-six hips of 24 patients (5 males, 19 females) treated with incomplete triple pelvic osteotomy by a single surgeon from February 1995 to October 2001 were retrospectively reviewed at an average follow-up time of 12 years. The mean age at the time of surgery was 21.6 years (range: 14 e41). Radiological evaluation was based on the central edge angle, acetabular angle, acetabular index, acetabular head index and lateralisation. Clinical and radiological scoring was performed using the Harris scoring system, Omero € glu scoring system and the T onnis criteria for osteoarthritis.  

Results: There was significant improvements in all of the radiological parameters with 88.5% good radiological results, 96.2% excellent clinical results, no significant progression to osteoarthritis and no need for conversion to total hip arthroplasty. The rate of major complication was 11%. Retroversion was seen in 15.4% of the hips.

Conclusion: Our results support the use of incomplete triple pelvic osteotomy as a safe choice in the treatment of acetabular dysplasia as it offers clinical and radiological benefits and contributes to the prevention of osteoarthritis.

Level of evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study.

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