Total Hip Replacement

case-study4December 16, 2013 :

43 years old farmer sustained fracture neck of femur 2 years ago and was treated by cemented hemiarthroplasty at his native place. He had persistent pain in the right hip which increased in the last 3 months. X-ray showed that his prosthesis had broken inside the femur. He needed the old prosthesis to be taken out and a new implant to be put in. The biggest surgical challenge was to take out that broken stem from the femur without further damage. We successfully took out the prosthesis and implanted a new hip. He is now walking with minimal support.