Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Henry C. Wessman
Hip Dislocation, Congenital; Osteotomy -- methods
This paper is a literature search of two common pelvic osteotomies used in the treatment/management of congenital hip dislocation. The Chiari and Salter procedures are reviewed along with their use in restoring normal hip joint, congruency, indication for use, and success rates. The Chiari procedure displaces the acetabulum medially and has the best results in children over four years of age or when the acetabulum is too small for the femoral head. A Salter procedure redirects the entire acetabulum and is optimal for subluxations one and one-half years to adult or dislocations one and one-half to six years.
Wehe, Marcia A., "A Review of Two Pelvic Osteotomies Used in the Management of Congenital Hip Dislocation" (1993). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 464.