Indexed on: 09 Oct '07Published on: 09 Oct '07Published in: Journal of Arthroplasty
For osteoarthritis hips due to severe acetabular dysplasia such as Crowe type 3 or 4, placement of the socket is a difficult procedure in total hip arthroplasty. Because the acetabular bone stock is poor, suitable location for the socket is very limited with respect to achieving good coverage with the host bone. A 51-year-old woman who had an osteoarthritis hip with a large leg length discrepancy due to severe acetabular dysplasia required total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of the total hip arthroplasty was to improve the hip disorder as well as to reduce the leg length discrepancy to achieve good gait function. We present technical solutions to aid the surgeons in placing the acetabular socket at the proper location by using computed tomography-based navigation system.