Stump lengthening after hip disarticulation using a modular endoprosthesis in 5 patients

G. Gosheger, A. Hillmann, R. Rödl, T. Ozaki, C. Gebert, W. Winkelmann

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To reduce the disability after hip disarticulation, we developed a special surgical procedure in patients having a proximal femoral tumor with a large tumor involving the sciatic nerve or neoplasms involving the tibia and femur. The hip was disarticulated, but we preserved a musculocutaneous flap. A modular endoprosthesis was then placed in the acetabulum or, in case of an extraarticular resection of the hip joint, it was placed in the iliac bone. A trevira tube was used for reconstruction of the joint capsule and fixation of soft tissues. We performed this procedure in 5 patients who had a good functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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