This procedure is a salvage surgery. When hip displacement is identified at its late stages, the head of the femur (ball) may have already changed shape.
When this happens reconstructive surgery is no longer possible and a salvage surgery may be the only option.
This procedure may be done to help alleviate any pain or discomfort in a dislocated hip.
Your child’s surgeon will make a cut on the outside of your child’s hip.
Your child’s surgeon removes the head of the femur and it is discarded.