San Diego Osteotomy (Lateral Acetabuloplasty)

  • Vidyadhar V. UpasaniEmail author
  • Dennis R. Wenger


The comprehensive approach to neuromuscular hip disease (dysplasia and dislocation) requires appropriate management of contracted hip flexors, adductors, and sometimes distal hamstrings, along with reduction of the hip (with capsulorrhaphy in severe cases) plus proximal femoral and acetabular osteotomies. The San Diego osteotomy (lateral bending acetabuloplasty) allows for better correction of the posterior-superior acetabular deficiency, which is most common in neuromuscular hip disease, resulting in excellent midterm outcomes with low rates of recurrent instability.


Pericapsular osteotomy Lateral bending acetabuloplasty Neuromuscular hip dysplasia 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, University of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Training ProgramRady Children’s Hospital San Diego, University of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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