How do the expectations of patients compare with their surgeons regarding outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy?

Our objective was to determine the frequency and strength of agreement between patients and their surgeons on preoperative expectations of the outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgery. We also sought to determine whether patient preoperative function and pain levels were associated with patients’ and surgeons’ expectations and to identify the motivating factors for patients to undergo PAO.

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