Proximal femoral osteotomy is a surgical technique utilized to correct underlying deformities of the proximal femur. Some children and adults have in-toeing, a condition characterized by the feet pointing inward to various degrees. This may interfere with their gait and functionality for mobility. If the hip is experiencing subluxation in addition to the in-toeing, then a surgical correction is likely going to be needed.

The surgical technique known as a proximal femoral osteotomy requires an extensive physical and a background check of medical history long before the procedure begins. During this process, the perceived deformity will be scanned and X-rayed to get a complete assessment of the correction required. This particular surgical technique usually takes between two and five hours to complete.

To learn more about the proximal femoral osteotomy and the other surgical techniques used to correct deformities, contact hip surgeon Dr. Nicholas Mast at his San Francisco office.