Conversion of Bipolar to Total Hip Replacement

Publish Date: April 15, 2014

53 years old lady presented to us with pain around left hip with difficulty in walking and shortening of left leg.  She was operated elsewhere in form of  cemented hemiarthoplasty of left hip, done  1 ½ yrs back for fracture of neck femur. Present radio graphs shows loosening of femur prosthesis with acetabular erosion.
Now she has undergone implant removal and uncemented total hip replacement using full porous coated femoral stem. Implant and previous cement was removed using extended trochanteric osteotomy of left femur. Now patient has been discharged and she is walking comfortably and pain free. Shortening of her left leg has also been corrected.