Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Bilateral Upper-Limb Amelia: A Report of 2 Cases

Joseph T. Gibian, Tyler R. Youngman, John C. Clohisy

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Abstract

Case:We report two patients, a 43-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, with bilateral absence of the upper extremity and severe hip osteoarthritis. The involved hip was the dominant extremity for both patients. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) was performed using a posterior approach with dual-mobility implants. Both patients report satisfactory outcomes including the ability to perform the significant range of motion required for daily activities such as toe-to-head motion.Conclusion:In patients with extreme range of motion requirements such as those affected with bilateral upper-limb amelia, a posterior THA with a dual-mobility implant may be safely and successfully performed to treat disabling hip osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00124
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2023

Keywords

  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • dual mobility
  • extreme range of motion requirement
  • posterior approach
  • upper extremity amelia

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