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Title: Total femur arthroplasty for revision hip failure in osteogenesis imperfecta: limits of biology.
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Citation: Arthroplast Today.2017 Sep;(3)3:154-159
Abstract: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare congenital disease characterized by alterations in bone quality, with susceptibility to fractures, instability, deformities, and osteoarthrosis. Prosthetic surgery in these patients is associated with an abnormally high rate of implant failures. On the other hand, abnormal bone fragility adds to the complexity of revision surgery in such individuals-thus representing a genuine challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. We present a case of femoral reconstruction in a patient with OI and prosthetic loosening after reconstruction secondary to femoral septic pseudoarthrosis. Intramedullary total femoral reconstruction was carried out after exceeding the biological reconstruction limits. This is the first reported instance of the use of an intramedullary total femur arthroplasty as salvage technique in an OI patient. This technique should be considered when we have exceeded biological limits for femoral fixation.
PMID: 28913398
Rights: openAccess
ISSN: 2352-3441
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