Chiari osteotomy and shelf augmentation in the treatment of hip dysplasia

J Pediatr Orthop. Nov-Dec 2000;20(6):740-4. doi: 10.1097/00004694-200011000-00008.


The clinical and radiographic results of Chiari osteotomy and shelf augmentation for acetabular dysplasia in 30 hips were reported. The average age at operation was 17 years for Chiari osteotomy and 13.8 years for shelf augmentation. The mean follow-up was 7.1 years for Chiari osteotomy and 4.1 years for shelf augmentation. Of the 14 Chiari osteotomies, 12 had good results by Tonnis clinical grading and 2 had poor results. There were significant improvements in the radiographic parameters measured (p < 0.01). They included center-edge angle of Wiberg, the acetabular angle of Sharp, the percentage of femoral head coverage, and the "c/b" ratio. For the 16 shelf augmentations, there were 8 good, 2 fair, and 6 poor results. The radiographic parameters measured were also all significantly improved (p < 0.01). The final Severin grading of the hips were improved by both Chiari osteotomy and shelf augmentation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / diagnostic imaging
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods
  • Osteotomy*
  • Radiography