What is hip preservation surgery: pelvic and femoral osteotomies?

The acetabulum is the curved part of the pelvis that forms the hip socket and accepts the head of the femur bone. In most cases, these two bones fit together well. If something is causing the femur to pop loose or not rotate well in the socket, then a pelvic and femoral osteotomy may be the procedures needed to fix the problem.


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