On December 13th, I had a Periacetabular Osteotomy (a PAO for short) on my right hip at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. It went well and I am still recovering. Check out my blog (the section titled “Rants”) to learn more about my personal experiences.
Please check out the link at the top of the page “How it works — Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)” or click HERE for more information on how a PAO surgery works.
Some general Information
“Periacetabular” means around the acetabulum. “Osteotomy” means to cut bone.
Simply put, the PAO cuts the bone around the acetabulum that joins the
acetabulum to the pelvis.
Why not just get a Total Hip Replacement?
PAO preserves and enhances the patient’s own hip joint rather than replacing it
with an artificial part.