Rotational Acetabular Osteotomy

Clin Orthop Surg. 2017 Jun;9(2):129-135. doi: 10.4055/cios.2017.9.2.129. Epub 2017 May 8.


Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of secondary osteoarthritis (OA). To prevent the early onset of secondary OA, Nishio's transposition osteotomy, Steel's triple osteotomy, Eppright's dial osteotomy, Wagner's spherical acetabular osteotomy, Tagawa's rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO), and Ganz' periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) have been proposed. PAO and RAO are now commonly used in surgical treatment of symptomatic acetabular dysplasia in Europe, North America, and Asia. The aim of this paper is to present the followings: the patient selection criteria for RAO; the surgical technique of RAO; the long-term outcome of RAO; and the future perspectives.

Keywords: Hip dysplasia; Pelvic osteotomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Hip Dislocation / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Rotation
  • Treatment Outcome