Case report of total hip replacement in an amputatee
Keywords:Total hip replacement, Amputee, THR in an amputee, Amputated limb
Total hip replacement (THR) in an ipsilateral neck of femur fracture is an unusual situation. Hip fractures are a common source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Nevertheless, the discovery and development of hip arthroplasty has improved its prognosis, with a high survival rate and satisfactory functional results. Although total hip replacement has been well described in the literature especially for healthy individuals, we found only few pieces of information about the technical characteristics and results of this procedure in patients with lower extremity amputation. There were few previous case reports in the literature that describe total hip replacement (THR) in above-knee amputees and this was the first case to be done in our institute. We presented a case involving an above knee amputee (AKA) who sustained an ipsilateral neck of femur fracture. Our patient underwent a THR with a satisfactory post-operative outcome. Technical considerations for AKAs undergoing THR also are reviewed in this article.
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