CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019; 54(01): 083-086
DOI: 10.1016/j.rbo.2017.06.029
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Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Published by Thieme Revnter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hip Desarthrodesis – Report of Three Cases[*]

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1  Departamento de Ortopedia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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António Figueiredo
1  Departamento de Ortopedia, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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20 May 2017

06 June 2017

Publication Date:
01 March 2019 (online)

Abstract

Hip desarthrodesis, which is the conversion of an arthrodesis or of a surgical bone fusion into a hip replacement arthroplasty, is a difficult and challenging operation because of the need of a joint reconstruction in cases with bone fusion and an often long-term immobilization between the femur and the acetabulum, with important anatomic changes, retractions of adjacent soft tissues, and an associated limb shortening. Hip arthrodesis is an operation performed less and less; consequently, its desarthrodesis is even rarer. The present report details three rare cases of patients with long-term hip arthrodesis who were submitted to hip replacement conversion arthroplasty; it describes the applied surgical techniques and their clinical and functional outcomes.