Open Reduction of DDH (Medial Approach)

  • Joseph G. Khoury


The patient was brought to the operating room and positioned supine on the table. After general anesthetic, prepping and draping of the involved lower extremity and the flank were performed in the usual fashion. IV antibiotics were administered.

The patient was secured in the frog leg position.

A 5–7 cm transverse skin incision centered over the anterior margin of the adductor longus, parallel and 1 cm inferior to the inguinal crease was performed.


Femoral Head Anterior Margin Operative Note Transverse Incision Obturator Nerve 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph G. Khoury
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  1. 1.Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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