Total hip arthroplasty in patients with below-knee amputations.

@article{Salai2000TotalHA,
  title={Total hip arthroplasty in patients with below-knee amputations.},
  author={Moshe Salai and Yehuda Amit and Aharon Chechik and Alexander Blankstein and Israel Dudkiewicz},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={999-1002}
}
We present a unique small group of 5 patients with below-knee amputation who underwent total hip arthroplasty after a displaced subcapital fracture of the femur. Three patients were operated on after failed fixation of the fracture, and 2 were operated on as a primary procedure. All 5 patients resumed their prefracture level of activity and mobilization with no deterioration during follow-up (average, 69 months [range, 22-98]). These encouraging results call for use of total hip arthroplasty or… CONTINUE READING
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