OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to compare the force required to maintain the acetabular ventroversion after double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) and modified triple pelvic osteotomy (2.5PO).
METHODS: Unilateral DPO (group A) and unilateral modified DPO (group B = 2.5PO) were performed on cadaveric canine pelves (n = 10/group). The twisting moment required to maintain fragment position for DPO and 2.5DPO was compared.
RESULTS: Mean twisting moment for the DPO group [5.92 N/m ± 2.59 (range, 2.61-12.17 N/m)] and the 2.5PO group [2.11 N/m ± 0.93 (range, 0.63 -3.85 N/m)] was significantly different (p < 0.01).
CONCLUSION: Dorsal cortex osteotomy of the ischium decreases the acetabular segment rotation force. Decreased force may facilitate acetabular rotation during DPO procedure.