In this episode: Ganz Osteotomy also known as a PAO (peri-acetabular osteotomy) is a type of hip surgery that works to increase the depth of the hip socket. This is usually done as a result of hip dysplasia and is often discovered when an adolescent athlete has torn their hip labrum.
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Brief overview of the episode:
Ganz osteotomy is a hip sparing procedure that is done to correct hip dysplasia. In our practice it is most often discovered in adolescent athletes that begin to experience hip pain without a known cause. Often the hip pain is from a torn hip labrum and there is usually femoral-acetabular impingement present as well.
The Ganz procedure, also known as peri-acetabular osteotomy, will move the relative position of the hip socket (acetabulum) so that it better covers the femoral head. This procedure involves separating the socket from the rest of the pelvis, re-orienting it and then using a few screws to hold it in place until the bone heals.
Often times the Ganz is done in conjunction with femoral osteotomy as well as hip labrum repair/reconstruction. These procedures are sometimes done all during one surgery. Recovery time is upwards of 1 year.
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