Single-Stage, Single-Incision Correction of Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia: Surgical Technique


Surgical correction of neuromuscular hip dysplasia is a common orthopaedic procedure that carries significant risk of complications. Reducing time of surgery, limiting incisions, and minimizing unnecessary surgical exposure are paramount in reducing complications. This article describes the use of a singlestage, single-surgical approach operation for the correction of neuromuscular hip dysplasia. The operation consists of a modified anterolateral approach to the hip joint (modified Watson-Jones approach) to perform a varus derotational proximal femur osteotomy, hinged acetabuloplasty, and soft tissue releases.. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 25(3):195–197, 2016) Key words: cerebral palsy, femoral corrective osteotomy, neuromuscular hip dysplasia, San Diego acetabuloplasty

Fiesky A. Nunez, Jr., MD, PhD, and Bettina Gyr, MD