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Volume 2006, Article ID 28141, 4 pages
Case Report

Contralateral Total Hip Arthroplasty After Hindquarter Amputation

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Oncology Service, Royal Orthopaedioc Hospital, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2AP, UK

Received 22 June 2006; Accepted 28 August 2006

Copyright © 2006 Scott M. M. Sommerville et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We describe the management and outcome of a 62-year old lady who developed severe osteoarthritis of the hip, nine years after a hindquarter amputation for radiation-induced sarcoma of the contralateral pelvis. The difficulties of stabilising the pelvis intraoperatively and the problems of postoperative rehabilitation are outlined. The operation successfully relieved her pain and restored limited mobility.