The modified Spitzy shelf operation for patients with dysplasia of the hip

H. Nishimatsu, H. Iida, K. Kawanabe, J. Tamura, T. Nakamura
2002 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
W e evaluated the long-term results of a modified Spitzy shelf operation for secondary osteoarthritis in 119 hips with a mean follow-up of 23.8 years. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 25 years. Preoperative osteoarthritic change, the age at operation and shelf height were important factors in determining the outcome. Of the 61 hips in the pre-stage (three) and the initial stage (58) of osteoarthritis, 53 (87%) had good results, compared with only 30 (51%) of 58 hips with
more » ... %) of 58 hips with advanced osteoarthritis. Of the latter, 72% of those aged less than 25 years had good results compared with only 40% of patients aged over 25 years. The shelf height in the group with good results was significantly lower than in those with poor results. This operation is a safe procedure and indicated for acetabular dysplasia or subluxation of the hip with early osteoarthritic change in patients aged less than 25 years.
doi:10.1302/0301-620x.84b5.0840647 fatcat:4aahyfndljggrkros54wjeg5sa