Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is an effective joint-preserving procedure for developmental dysplasia of the hip. However, some patients report dissatisfaction after PAO. Because patient satisfaction is increasingly used as a health care quality metric, it is important to gain a better understanding of factors associated with patient satisfaction after PAO. The goal of this study was to investigate patient satisfaction among a cohort of Asian patients undergoing PAO. This study included 227 Asian patients who had undergone PAO at our institution between 1998 and 2016. The study participants completed a questionnaire assessing patient satisfaction, reasons for dissatisfaction, and postoperative Oxford Hip Score (OHS) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), activity scale score. Based on their satisfaction levels, the participants were divided into 4 subgroups, and their demographic characteristics and postoperative patient-reported outcomes were compared. Of the 227 patients, 190 expressed satisfaction that correlated with OHS-pain, OHD-activities of daily living, and UCLA activity scale scores. Primary reasons for dissatisfaction after PAO were persistent pain (24 of 49, 49%), functional limitations (14 of 49, 29%), stiffness around the hip (4 of 49, 8%), unmet expectations (4 of 49, 8%), conversion to total hip arthroplasty (2 of 49, 4%), and complications (1 of 49, 2%). Multivariate analysis showed that preoperative Kellgren-Lawrence grades 1 and 3 were the significant predictive factors for satisfaction and dissatisfaction, respectively. The potential for lower patient satisfaction associated with Kellgren-Lawrence grade 3 because of persistent pain and functional limitations postoperatively suggests that consideration of preoperative severity of osteoarthritis could enhance patient satisfaction after PAO. [Orthopedics. 2022;45(5):297-303.].
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