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Surgical division of a bone.
Making a section of a bone for the purpose of correcting a deformity.
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the surgical transection of bone to correct a deformity or to reposition a dislocation. Osteotomy can be linear, transverse, oblique, or curved. It is an open operation in which an incision just large enough to introduce the cutting instrument—an osteotome, chisel, saw, or ultrasonic osteotome—is made in the soft tissues under general or local anesthesia.

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Pre- and post-operative assessment of DDH [Table 2] indicated that in each group the Harris and WOMAC scores after replacement were higher than before replacement ( P < 0.05), with no statistically significant difference between groups ( P > 0.05); this indicated that THA could help improve Harris and WOMAC scores, as well as postoperative pain; walking limitation also obviously improved, but a decision on whether or not to perform subtrochanteric osteotomy did not effectively improve Harris and WOMAC scores.
This study used subtrochanteric osteotomy, which is currently widely used, to avoid damage to the proximal femoral anatomy caused by greater trochanteric osteotomy.
Three required subtrochanteric osteotomy. Their 5-year survival rate was 96.7%.