Sequential complex bilateral total hip arthroplasty in neglected acetabular fractures – A case report

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  • Severe cases of acetabular fractures are complicated, leading to further damage to the femoral head and post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). These adverse events eventually lead to complexities in the management of patients with the aforementioned conditions. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a surgical option for improving both stability and functionality, and for controlling pain in patients with PTOA. Herein, we report the case of a 70-year-old male patient with neglected bilateral acetabular fracture who presented with PTOA and protrusion. Despite significant limb-length discrepancy with the deformity of both hips, the patient underwent a successful right THA and recovered with remarkable stability. One year later, the patient underwent successful left THA. One year following the surgical treatment, the patient is pain free with notable mobility. When treating a patient with a neglected acetabular fracture and bilateral PTOA, bilateral THA is a viable treatment option with favourable patient outcome.
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  • Jha AJ; Jacob R; Sowers M; Alexander B; Shah A; Naranje S
  • Start Page

  • 137
  • End Page

  • 140
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 1