Background Inappropriate sagittal plane correction can result in an increased risk of osteoarthritis progression after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). Individual and postural variations in sagittal pelvic tilt, along with acetabular deformity, affect joint contact mechanics in dysplastic hips and may impact the direction and degree of acetabular correction. Finite-element analyses that account for physiologic pelvic tilt may provide valuable insight into the effect of PAO on the contact mechanics of dysplastic hips, which may lead to improved acetabular correction during PAO.
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