shelf procedure

shelf pro·ce·dure

insertion of a graft from the ilium into the roof of the acetabulum in developmental dysplasia of the hip to enlarge a dysplastic acetabulum.
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The acetabular lateral shelf procedure [10], Salter osteotomy [2], Chiari osteotomy [2], and triple osteotomy [11] are aimed at reorienting or increasing size of acetabulum and at producing more support to head of femur.
Hosalkar, "What is the evidence supporting the prevention of osteoarthritis and improved femoral coverage after shelf procedure for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease?," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol.