Total Hip Replacement in the Congenitally Dislocated Hip Using the Paavilainen Technique
Total hip replacement (THR) for correction of the congenitally dislocated hip (CDH) is a technical challenge and different approaches have been used [7, 8, 12]. At our department we use the cementless THR procedure described by Paavilainen et al. , whereby the cup is placed at the level of the true acetabulum and a shortening osteotomy of the proximal part of the femur is carried out. There have only been a few reports on the results achieved with this technique [1, 6, 10, 11]. We evaluated the clinical and radiographic results in a series of Paavilainen procedures performed at our hospital over a 10-year period.
KeywordsGreat Trochanter Aseptic Loosening Acetabular Component Polyethylene Liner Gruen Zone
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