Total hip arthroplasty in patients with below-knee amputations

Moshe Salai*, Yehuda Amit, Aharon Chechik, Alexander Blankstein, Israel Dudkiewicz

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Abstract

We present a unique small group of 5 patients with below-knee amputation who underwent total hip arthroplasty after a displaced subcapital fracture of the femur. Three patients were operated on after failed fixation of the fracture, and 2 were operated on as a primary procedure. All 5 patients resumed their prefracture level of activity and mobilization with no deterioration during follow-up (average, 69 months [range, 22-98]). These encouraging results call for use of total hip arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty as the primary treatment modalities of patients with displaced subcapital femoral head fracture in an extremity with below-knee amputation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Amputations
  • Hip fracture
  • Subcapital
  • Total hip arthroplasty

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