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Depending on the size of suture used, the required acetabular wall drill bit may be approximately the same size as the toggle pin or up to 1-2 millimeters larger (to allow for large suture). The blunt end of a suture passer can be used to assist with final passage of the toggle pin through the acetabular wall. Femoral neck drill bit diameter should not risk mechanical or biologic damage to the femoral neck.
There are a number of popular surgical methods for maintaining reduction of coxofemoral luxations - use of the toggle pin method, ilio-femoral sutures to limit external rotation of the hip, and caudo-distal transposition of the greater trochanter.Read more