• Font Size:
  • A-
  • A
  • A+
  • Contrast:C

Call for Appointments

Periacetabular Osteotomy

Periacetabular (Ganz) Osteotomy

Periacetabular (Ganz) Osteotomy

Periacetabular osteotomy is the surgical procedure indicated in hip dysplasia and it involves cutting the bone around the acetabulum so as to fit the head of the femur bone into acetabular socket. This method was developed and performed by Professor Reinhold Ganz and therefore it is also called as Ganz osteotomy.

Ganz osteotomy is performed in children, adolescents and young adults in whom growth plate around the hip socket has been closed.

The technique involves exposure of the pelvic bone through smaller incisions. A skin incision is made and the underlying subcutaneous fat and muscles are retracted to expose the ilium. In Ganz osteotomy, five bone cuts are made in the pelvic bone around the socket. Then the pelvic bone along with the hip socket is rotated into a more stable, horizontal position of coverage on top of the femoral head so as to cover the femoral head in an adequate manner. Once the position is corrected, it is maintained with the help of 2 to 3 small cortical screws.

Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Locations & Directions

  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists – Orange
    1310 W. Stewart Drive
    Suite 508
    Orange, CA 92868
  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Mission Viejo
    25982 Pala Drive, # 230,
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Irvine
    4980 Barranca Parkway
    Suite 220
    Irvine, CA 92604