Total hip arthroplasty in dwarfism. A case report.

Marcello De Fine, Francesco Traina, Massimo Palmonari, Enrico Tassinari, Aldo Toni

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Abstract

In dwarfism hip arthritis, usually secondary to hip dysplasia, is a common finding at an early age. In these patients a joint replacement is a demanding procedure due to the peculiar joint deformity and the small size of the bones. We present a case of a bilateral hip replacement in a dwarf patient. In order to reduce intraoperative complications and improve the joint kinematics a thorough preoperative planning was performed by a CT based computerised system. On the basis of the planning we chose a conical shaped stem that enable as to restore limb length and offset with a low risk of femoral fracture. In conclusion, we consider total hip replacement in dwarfism a safe and effective procedure if an accurate preoperative planning is performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Dwarfism
Arthroplasty
Hip
Replacement Arthroplasties
Joints
Preoperative Care
Hip Dislocation
Femoral Fractures
Hip Replacement Arthroplasties
Intraoperative Complications
Biomechanical Phenomena
Arthritis
Extremities
Bone and Bones

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Total hip arthroplasty in dwarfism. A case report. / De Fine, Marcello; Traina, Francesco; Palmonari, Massimo; Tassinari, Enrico; Toni, Aldo.

In: La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento, Vol. 92, No. 1, 05.2008, p. 67-69.

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De Fine, Marcello ; Traina, Francesco ; Palmonari, Massimo ; Tassinari, Enrico ; Toni, Aldo. / Total hip arthroplasty in dwarfism. A case report. In: La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento. 2008 ; Vol. 92, No. 1. pp. 67-69.
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