Total hip arthroplasty in an adult with proximal femoral focal deficiency

KÖSE N., Campbell R., Loredo R., Wammack L., Mabrey J.

JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY, vol.13, no.3, pp.356-360, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0883-5403(98)90186-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-360
  • Keywords: developmental bone diseases, femur, hip joint, proximal femoral focal deficiency, CONGENITAL SHORT FEMUR, CLASSIFICATION, MANAGEMENT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 40-year-old woman with isolated unilateral proximal femoral local deficiency presented with 2 years of gradually increasing left hip pain that interfered with her activities of daily living. A total hip arthroplasty was performed through a posterior approach. At 12 months, she had minimal discomfort about the hip, a markedly increased level of activity, and improved gait, and she required no ambulatory aids. This procedure is cautiously recommended for use in selected patients with proximal femoral focal deficiency.