Dr. Hemant Sharma
FRCS (England) MRCS (England) DNB
Specialist in Revision Lower Limb ArthroPlasty
Complex Hip, Knee and Sports Injury
The failure of total hip replacement is not uncommon. Failure can occur due to component loosening with or without infection. Our patient is 62 years of age with hip replacement performed only one year ago. The Pre-op x-ray reveals that the cup has moved inside the pelvis. Preoperatively, angiogram was done to see the relationship of the cup with the blood vessels. After careful planning, this gentleman had cage to support the cup. The hip was stable after the surgery. Patient was allowed to walk full weight bearing from next day
The red line marks the normal boundary of pelvis and the cup has crossed that line.
The Pre-operative walking video
The post-operative video