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Dr. Patrick Bosch presents on the approach to surgical dislocation of the hip, reviews a little bit of the literature, discusses the swiss and the U.S. experience, describes a bit of the technique, and focuses on some relevant cases.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review anatomic rational for surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Review indications for surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Review case studies of surgical dislocation of the hip

Reading Resources:

  1. McClincy, Bosch. Combined Surgical dislocation and proximal femoral anatomy for correction of femoroacetabular impingement. Oper Tech Orthop (2013) 23: 140-45.
  2. Leuing, Ganz. Instructional Review: Hip – The Evolution and Concepts of Joint-Preserving Surgery of the Hip. Bone Joint J. (2014) 96-B (1):5-18.
  3. Corten, Ganz, Chose, Leunig, Bone apposition of the acetabular rim in deep hips: a distinct finding of global pincer impingement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. March 2011.


Dr. Bosch has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Haemonetics

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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**This activity provides AMA/ACCME Category I CME and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Release Date: 4/11/2016 | Last Modified On: 4/11/2016 | Expires: 4/11/2017

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