Clinical History, Examination and Blood Test Results

  • Step 2 case 1 is a 62 year old female with a previously untreated developmental dysplasia deformity of the right hip (Crowe Grade IV).

  • She has long standing hip pain, night pain, and a shortened right leg.


Imaging Results

PRE-OP RADIOGRAPH

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This shows developmental dysplasia deformity of the right hip (Crowe Grade IV).

 

Diagnosis

  • This lady was diagnosed with a Crowe Grade iV developmental dysplasia deformity.

Treatment

Short Stem (Taperloc)

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 Short Stem (Taperloc)

Short Stem (Taperloc)

 

Short Stem (Taperloc)


Imaging Outcomes

POST-OP RADIOGRAPH

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This anteroposterior radiograph shows the short stem Taperloc implant in situ on the right hand side.

 

Clinical Outcomes

  • This patient has made an excellent recovery with a pain free range of motion of the right hip.


Learning Points

  • A short stem is a useful bone conserving option when the main deformity is with the acetabulum rather than the femur.