Preoperative Planning for Pelvic and/or Proximal Femoral Osteotomies
The hip joint is the largest joint in the human body after the knee joint and the most mobile after the shoulder joint. It is a complex joint that plays a major role in daily activities and has a major impact on the quality of life.
Planning surgery around the hip joint relies on three pillars: the patient, the problem, and the means available to correct it.
In this introductory chapter, first we describe the normal anatomy and function of the hip joint. Then we focus on the general approach to a patient with a hip pathology, the relevant physical examination required, and the imaging analysis. Different treatment options are discussed in depth in the following chapters.
KeywordsPelvic osteotomies Femur osteotomies Preoperative planning Radiological analysis
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