Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Revision surgery is one of the most difficult reconstructive challenges facing orthopaedic surgeons; therefore, many
new techniques and implants are needed to ensure that such patient can be successfully treated. We report a 66-year old female
with a chronic dislocated bipolar hip prosthesis. She underwent a revision total hip arthroplasty combined with V-shaped
subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy. This report demonstrates that V-shaped subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy can be used
for revision surgery. Nevertheless, this technique is not suitable for all hip revisions, and the indications and various possible
procedures and devices should be carefully considered to select the best treatment for each patient. We believe that the current
report provides evidence supporting a new technical option for complex cases during revision THA.
Keywords: Allogenic bone graft, complication, dislocated hip, revision surgery, subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy, total
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