Triple Pelvic Osteotomy
Having a shallow hip socket means less of the ball of the hip is covered by the socket and this can lead to pain and ultimately osteoarthritis.
The treatment for osteoarthritis is hip replacement, which should be avoided if possible, in young patients.
In a TPO all three are cut close to the socket so that it can be repositioned. The socket is fixed into its new position with screws.
The procedure is performed with two skin incisions—one on the buttock, the other in the groin and takes around two hours.
After the surgery patients can mobilise straight away with crutches and partially weight bear for the first six weeks. By three months most patients are walking well without crutches. However it may take 12 months to recover completely.
- Pathway for total hip replacement and resurfacing hip replacement
- Bearings for hip replacement
- Hip replacement in the young