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Pemberton Osteotomy for Acetabular Dysplasia
Shier-Chieg Huang, MD, PhD1; Ting-Ming Wang, MD, PhD1; Kuan-Wen Wu, MD2; Chien-feng Fang, MD1; Ken N. Kuo, MD3
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Yun-Lin Branch, Number 579, Section 2, Yunlin Road, Douliou City, Yunlin County 640, Taiwan
3 College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Hsing Street, Taipei 110, Taiwan. E-mail address: kennank@aol.com
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JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, 2011 Jun 01;94(1):1-1. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.K.00003
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We have performed open reduction with Pemberton osteotomy, as our primary treatment method for developmental dysplasia of the hip, in more than 550 patients at our institution since 1993. Read in Full...

Step 1: Exposure

With the patient supine, make an anterior iliofemoral incision that is not directly on the iliac crest, dissect the subcutaneous tissue in the line of the incision, expose the iliac crest, and divide the cartilage at the iliac crest. Read in Full...

Step 2: Perform Iliopsoas Tenotomy

Identify the rectus femoris tendon, release the iliopsoas muscle, and identify the acetabulum-hip capsule junction. Read in Full...

Step 3: Perform Open Reduction and Osteotomy

Perform an open reduction, check hip stability, make medial and lateral cut lines, and complete the osteotomy. Read in Full...

Step 4: Insert Iliac Bone Graft

Harvest the graft, position the reduced hip joint, insert the bone graft, repair the capsule, and close the wound. Read in Full...

Step 5: Postoperative Management

Apply a hip spica cast after skin closure. Read in Full...

Results & Preop./Postop. Images

In our clinical and radiographic review of forty-nine patients followed for more than ten years after treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip with a unilateral Pemberton osteotomy, there were no redislocations and no patient required additional surgery for residual hip dysplasia after the original Pemberton osteotomy. Read in Full...

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