Computed tomography-based navigation to determine the socket location in total hip arthroplasty of an osteoarthritis hip with a large leg length discrepancy due to severe acetabular dysplasia.
ABSTRACT For osteoarthritis hips due to severe acetabular dysplasia such as Crowe type 3 or 4, placement of the socket is a difficult procedure in total hip arthroplasty. Because the acetabular bone stock is poor, suitable location for the socket is very limited with respect to achieving good coverage with the host bone. A 51-year-old woman who had an osteoarthritis hip with a large leg length discrepancy due to severe acetabular dysplasia required total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of the total hip arthroplasty was to improve the hip disorder as well as to reduce the leg length discrepancy to achieve good gait function. We present technical solutions to aid the surgeons in placing the acetabular socket at the proper location by using computed tomography-based navigation system.
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ABSTRACT: In the conversion of an arthrodesed hip to a total hip arthroplasty, the osteotomy of the femoral neck and the placement of the acetabular socket are difficult procedures as anatomical abnormalities hamper identification of the femoral neck and of the original center of the acetabulum. A 59-year-old woman who had a hip arthrodesis for dysplastic osteoarthritis at 21 years of age underwent total hip arthroplasty for relief of back pain, achievement of good gait function, and improvement of activities of daily living. In this report, we introduce a technical solution, using a computed tomography-based navigation system to determine the site and direction of the femoral neck osteotomy and the positioning of the acetabular socket.The Journal of arthroplasty 03/2009; 24(8):1292.e1-4. · 1.79 Impact Factor