Natural course of the minimally symptomatic nonoperated hip in patients with bilateral hip dysplasia treated with contralateral rotational acetabular osteotomy.

@article{Hisatome2005NaturalCO,
  title={Natural course of the minimally symptomatic nonoperated hip in patients with bilateral hip dysplasia treated with contralateral rotational acetabular osteotomy.},
  author={Takashi Hisatome and Yuji Yasunaga and Ryuji Tanaka and Takuma Yamasaki and Osamu Ishida and Mitsuo Ochi},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={574-80}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the natural course of the minimally symptomatic nonoperated hip in patients with pre-osteoarthritis or early osteoarthritis in bilaterally dysplastic hips. METHODS The material consisted of 61 patients with bilaterally dysplastic hips who underwent rotational acetabular osteotomy in their symptomatic hip and nonoperative treatment in their asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic hip. The average follow-up was 10.1 years (range 7.0-15.6… CONTINUE READING