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Hanging Hip

Why is this surgery recommended?

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.

CT of a dislocated hip with changes to the head of the femur

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 relieve any pain or discomfort in a dislocated hip.

What happens during the surgery?

Your child’s surgeon will make a cut near your child’s hip. Your child’s surgeon will then open up the hip capsule around the ball and socket and clip several of the muscles and tendons around the hip. This will reduce pressure on the hip joint.

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