The authors analyze the complications of acetabuloplasty in the treatment of CHD during the growth age, evaluating the incidence and the possible causes, that emerged from a review of cases at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute including 238 patients treated from 1970 to 1986 using different methods. The techniques adopted were: acetabuloplasty for lowering in 100 cases, Salter osteotomy in 30 cases, triple pelvic osteotomy in 48 cases and acetabuloplasty according to the Chiari method in 50 cases. Complications of various types were observed in 9.6% of the cases after a mean follow-up of 5 years. It is the purpose of ths study to discuss the complications that are observed during each operation, and to compare them with those reported in the literature, as well as to present a pathogenetic interpretation. A study of complications influences indications and surgical technique.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|