Total hip arthroplasty in patients with below-knee amputations

Citation
M. Salai et al., Total hip arthroplasty in patients with below-knee amputations, J ARTHROPLA, 15(8), 2000, pp. 999-1002
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY
ISSN journal
0883-5403 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
8
Year of publication
2000
Pages
999 - 1002
Database
ISI
SICI code
0883-5403(200012)15:8<999:THAIPW>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
We present a unique small group of 5 patients with below-knee amputation wh o underwent total hip arthroplasty after a displaced subcapital fracture of the femur. Three patients were operated on after failed fixation of the fr acture, and 2 were operated on as a primary procedure. All 5 patients resum ed their prefracture level of activity and mobilization with no deteriorati on during follow-up (average, 69 months [range, 22-98]). These encouraging results call for use of total hip arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty as the p rimary treatment modalities of patients with displaced subcapital femoral h ead fracture in an extremity with below-knee amputation.