Total Hip Arthroplasty for the Paralytic and Non-paralytic Side in Patient with Residual Poliomyelitis
Motoki Sonohata*, Masaru Kitajima, Shunsuke Kawano, Masaaki Mawatari
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 105
Last Page: 110
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-10-105
Article History:Received Date: 9/11/2015
Revision Received Date: 7/3/2016
Acceptance Date: 7/4/2016
Electronic publication date: 13/05/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Total hip arthroplasty (THA) for poliomyelitis is a problematic procedure due to difficulty in positioning the cup of the prosthesis in the true acetabulum and the risk of dislocation after THA due to the low muscle tone.
We herein present a case of bilateral hip pain with a history of poliomyelitis. Radiograph showed bilateral hip osteoarthritis caused by hip dysplasia due to residual poliomyelitis in right hip joint or developing dysplasia of the hip joint in left hip joint. THA was performed to bilateral hip joints.
Six years after bilateral THA, bilateral hip pain significantly improved. Additionally, the muscle strength on the paralyzed right side partially improved. However, the muscle strength on the non-paralyzed left side did not significantly improve. No complications related to the surgery were observed.
Promising early results were obtained for THA in our patient with residual poliomyelitis. However, surgeons should pay attention to the potential development of complications concerning THA that may arise due to the residual poliomyelitis.