Total hip arthroplasty in skeletal dysplasia

S. I M Umarji, M. B. Lee, M. F. Gargan, N. M A Portinaro, I. D. Learmonth

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This study presents the results of 38 hip prostheses in 24 people of short stature (under 152 cm). A retrospective clinical and radiological study recording the diagnosis, age at reconstruction, height, weight, type of prostheses, length of follow-up, radiological appearances and patient satisfaction was performed. Harris hip scores were used to assess activities of daily living. All patients were under 152cm and their diagnoses included achondroplasia, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, developmental dysplasia of the hip and juvenile chronic arthritis. The mean height of these patients was 135 cm (range: 109cm to 150cm). The mean age was 38 years (range: 19 to 75 years) with mean follow-up 67 months (range: 12 to 406 months). Only one patient, who is now aged 69 years (though 65 years at revision surgery), has required revision surgery to date. The results were excellent for 33 hips (Harris hip score between 80-100), good in three (Harris hip score between 70-80), satisfactory in one (score 60-70) and poor for one (Harris hip score

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalHIP International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


  • Dysplasia
  • Short stature
  • Total hip replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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