Techniques and Results for Open Hip Preservation

David M. Levy, Michael D. Hellman*, Bryan Haughom, Michael D. Stover, Shane J. Nho

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While hip arthroscopy grows in popularity, there are still many circumstances under which open hip preservation is the most appropriately indicated. This article specifically reviews open hip preservation procedures for a variety of hip conditions. Femoral acetabular impingement may be corrected using an open surgical hip dislocation. Acetabular dysplasia may be corrected using a periacetabular osteotomy. Acetabular protrusio may require surgical hip dislocation with rim trimming and a possible valgus intertrochanteric osteotomy. Legg–Calve–Perthes disease produces complex deformities that may be better served with osteotomies of the proximal femur and/or acetabulum. Chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis may also benefit from a surgical hip dislocation and/or proximal femoral osteotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number64
JournalFrontiers in Surgery
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Perthes
  • SCFE
  • dysplasia
  • femoroacetabular impingement
  • hip preservation
  • open hip
  • periacetabular osteotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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