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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Lengthening for functional acetabular dysplasia due to limb length discrepancy: A report of two cases


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

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Hidenori Matsubara
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa 920-8641
Japan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2455-3719.182577

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Osteoarthritis of the hip joint as a complication of limb length discrepancy (LLD) caused by lower extremity deformity is rarely reported in the literature. We report two such cases of osteoarthritic changes of the long leg hip joint due to severe LLD but no developmental dysplasia of the hip. Both underwent limb lengthening, and the symptoms were improved without further treatment. The osteoarthritic changes are secondary to functional acetabular dysplasia resulting in insufficient acetabular coverage of the femoral head and lateral inclination of the pelvis caused by LLD. Thus, lengthening treatment may be one option for such patients with osteoarthritis due to functional acetabular dysplasia.


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