Published online Oct 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.279
Revised: June 16, 2013
Accepted: June 19, 2013
Published online: October 18, 2013
Core tip: In severe non-ambulatory, Gross Motor Function Classification System IV and V cerebral palsy patients with acetabular dysplasia and progressive hip subluxation or dislocation, most patients can achieve a painless and stable hip when a pelvic osteotomy through a minimally invasive surgical approach is performed in conjunction with a varus, derotational, shortening femoral osteotomy and soft tissue release surgery. Pelvic osteotomy through a less invasive surgical approach appears to be a valid alternative with an outcome similar to that of standard techniques and allows for less muscle stripping and blood loss and a shorter operating time.