The Periacetabular Osteotomy

  • Fernando de la Huerta
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


The periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a hip preserving procedure performed to correct a congenital deficiency of the acetabulum.

The goal is to mobilize the acetabulum in order to cover adequately the femoral head.


Femoral Head Anterior Superior Iliac Spine Pubic Ramus Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Periacetabular Osteotomy 
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Further Reading

  1. Troelsen A, Elmengaard B, Søballe K. Medium-term outcome of periacetabular osteotomy and predictors of conversion to total hip replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(9):2169–79.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Ganz R, Klaue K, Vinh TS, et al. A new periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of hip dysplasias. Technique and preliminary results. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988;232:26–36.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Clohisy JC, St John LC, Nunley RM, et al. Combined periacetabular and femoral osteotomies for severe hip deformities. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009;467(9):2221–7.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Teratani T, Naito M, Shiramizu K, et al. Modified pubic osteotomy for medialization of the femoral head in periacetabular osteotomy: a retrospective study of 144 hips. Acta Orthop. 2008;79(4):474–82.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Kim YJ, Ganz R, Murphy SB, et al. Hip joint-preserving surgery: beyond the classic osteotomy. Instr Course Lect. 2006;55:145–58.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopaedic DivisionHospital de Especialidades, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro SocialGuadalajaraMexico
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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