Total hip replacement in a patient with contralateral hemipelvectomy: a case report


  • Pablo Andrés Caicedo Mazabel Joint Replacement Group Clínica Farallones, Cali, Colombia
  • Hernando Gaitán-Lee Hip and Knee Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia
  • Felipe Guzmán Nalus Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Leon Alberto Sardi Barona Joint Replacement Group Clínica Farallones, Cali, Colombia



External hemipelvectomy, Hip osteoarthritis, Total hip arthroplasty


Total hip arthroplasty is one of the most frequently performed surgeries today with excellent clinical and functional results for patients with advanced stages of hip osteoarthritis. Performing this surgical procedure in patients with a history of lower limb amputation is rare, so some important considerations must be taken for surgical planning, positioning on the operating table, and rehabilitation. There are very few case reports described in the literature. We present the case of a patient with symptomatic stage III Tonnis hip osteoarthritis and a history of contralateral external hemipelvectomy, who underwent total hip replacement. Preoperative planning, surgical technique, and 6-year follow-up are described.


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