The Orthopaedic Department of University of Athens was one of the first centres in Greece where total hip replacement (THR) was introduced into clinical practice. The majority of complicated cases and neglected or maltreated cases of congenital hip disease (CHD) in infancy were referred to that centre for treatment. Our THR Registry was established in the early 1970s. It includes approximately 1000 THRs, performed by one surgeon (GH) from 1973 to 1994 and followed continuously. The core idea of this book is to provide, through igures (“a picture is worth more than a thousand words”), orthopaedic surgeons, interested in hip reconstruction surgery, with data from a leading registry, including unique, homogenous information from long-term followed patients.
Many cases are presented with series of preoperative radiographs indicating the natural history of the underlying pathology. In certain cases of CHD, previous radiographs since early childhood are available.
1. Long-Term Survival (35–42 Years)
2. Late Closed Reduction in Patients with Congenital Hip Disease
3. Previous Osteotomies in Patients with Congenital Hip Disease
4. High Dislocation: C1 and C2 Subtypes
5. Idiopathic Osteoarthritis
6. Inflammatory Arthritis
7. Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head
8. Complicated Cases
Title: Total Hip Replacement Case Series from a Leading Registry
Author: “Kalliopi Lampropoulou, Adamidou, George Hartofilakidis”