Total hip arthroplasty in patients dialyzed or with renal transplants.

G. Gualtieri, G. Vellani, D. Dallari, L. Catamo, I. Gualtieri, F. Fatone, V. Bonomini

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The authors present 15 cases of hyp arthroplasty implanted in patients affected with necrosis of the femoral head, which were undergoing periodic hemodialitic treatment, or with renal transplants. Ceramic-ceramic prostheses were prevalently used and only in 1 case was a metal-polyethylene prosthesis used. Because of precarious mineralization a cemented prosthesis was implanted in dialyzed patients; in renal transplants, instead, cemented or cementless prosthesis were used depending on the state of the bone. There was a high percentage of excellent results after 2-8 years (87%), and this confirms the validity of surgical indications for the use of arthroplasty in hips affected with epiphyseal necrosis in order to favor functional recovery: considering the young age od the patients, this helps them to go back to being a part of society, and to recover psychologically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-145
Number of pages7
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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