Sir John Charnley's total hip arthroplasty: 23 years of follow-up after Schanz-Hass osteotomy for irreducible hip dislocation

Research paper by Y. Cirotteau

Indexed on: 01 May '03Published on: 01 May '03Published in: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology


Six patients (ten hips)with an irreducible hip dislocation were treated with Schanz-Hass osteotomy. Between 1978 and 1982, nine Charnley total hip prosthesis were performed because of severe secondary coxarthrosis. Twenty-two years later, the results of five hips are reported. There was no modification either on the acetabulum or on the femoral stem.