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.
This surgery is similar to a femoral head resection, however after removing the ball (head of the femur), your child’s surgeon then tips the top of the thigh bone (femur) outwards so that part of it rests against the hip socket. It will be held in place by a plate and screws.