Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Combined with Subtrochanteric Shortening Osteotomy: Case Report
Motoki Sonohata*, Masaru Kitajima, Syunsuke Kawano, Hidefumi Honke, Takao Hotokebuchi, Masaaki Mawatari
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 49
Last Page: 51
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-8-49
Article History:Received Date: 6/1/2014
Revision Received Date: 9/1/2014
Acceptance Date: 17/2/2014
Electronic publication date: 7/3/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Revision surgery is one of the most difficult reconstructive challenges facing orthopaedic surgeons; therefore, many new techniques and implants are needed to ensure that such patient can be successfully treated. We report a 66-year old female with a chronic dislocated bipolar hip prosthesis. She underwent a revision total hip arthroplasty combined with V-shaped subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy. This report demonstrates that V-shaped subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy can be used for revision surgery. Nevertheless, this technique is not suitable for all hip revisions, and the indications and various possible procedures and devices should be carefully considered to select the best treatment for each patient. We believe that the current report provides evidence supporting a new technical option for complex cases during revision THA.