Your child’s surgeon may use X-rays during surgery to help them choose the best locations for the osteotomies (cuts to the bone) and reorientation of the hip socket. Once the acetabulum is in its new position, the surgeon will fix it in place with three or four screws.
You can expect the surgery to take two to three hours. The surgical team will keep you updated on your child’s progress. Most children stay in the hospital for 2-4 days after surgery.
Expert care for hip conditions and surgery
With more than 60 years of combined experience in treating hip conditions, Children’s Mercy hip surgeons have proven experience with hip preservation surgeries like a PAO procedure.