North West Hip & Knee Clinic - Open Hip Dislocation

Mr Aslam Mohammed FRCS, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Hip & Knee Surgeon

Specialising in:
Lower Limb Arthroplasty & Sports Injury

open hip dislocation  - congenital dislocation of the hip

wHip procedures
Open Hip Dislocation s

I use open hip surgery as it may be be required in specific cases where the acetabulum (socket) is to deep or the femoral head is over covered by the pincer lesion. In this situation it may not be possible to distract the hip joint to enter it saflely and perform key hole surgery.

An open approch is used utalising a trochanteric osteotomy, the hip is dislocated anteriorly preserving the blood supply to the femoral head. The osteotomy is fixed using screws and the recovery is slower than the key hole surgery to allow the osteotomy to heal.

                                          Radiographs showing bilateral deep socket

                                                 Calcified labrum deepening the socket


MRI Scans

North West Hip & Knee Clinic -Open Hip Dislocation
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