A case of late sequela of infantile hip infection treated by Ilizarov hip reconstruction using monolateral fixator

Srikanth Mudiganty, Arun Kumar Sipani, Satyendra Kumar Das

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Abstract

A 13-year-old female presented with chronic instability of her left hip due to late sequela of infantile hip infection. Instability of hip causes significant problems due to pain, limp, and shortening. Such a case is rare and difficult to treat. We performed a subtrochanteric valgus extension pelvic support osteotomy, along with distal varization and lengthening osteotomy utilizing a monolateral fixator. The patient was clinically and radiologically followed up for 24 months after her operation. The fixator was removed after 12 months once radiological union and adequate lengthening was achieved. Pre- and postoperative assessments were done using the Harris Hip Score, which showed a significant improvement. Long duration of usage of the fixator, knee stiffness, and pin tract infections are a few of the limitations observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalJMS - Journal of Medical Society
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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