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Andreoni, A; Guerrero, T; Hurter, K; Montavon, P M (2010). Revision of an unstable HELICA endoprosthesis with a Zurich cementless total hip replacement. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 23(3):177-181.



A six-year-old, female, spayed Labrador Retriever was evaluated for progressive lameness of one year duration, ending in non-weight-bearing of the right hindlimb. The dog had a history of severe coxarthrosis of both hip joints, and had a HELICA hip prosthesis implanted in the right hip 18 months before. On survey radiographs, the acetabular and femoral components appeared unstable, with a large void in the proximal femur and a lacy periosteal reaction on the trochanter. Arthrocentesis was performed to rule out septic loosening. As culture samples were negative, the dog underwent surgery. We report the successful revision of an unstable HELICA screw hip prosthesis with a Zurich cementless total hip replacement. The patient had a good clinical and radiological outcome seven months postoperatively.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals > Clinic for Small Animal Surgery
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:04 Jul 2010 13:47
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 23:56
Publisher DOI:10.3415/VCOT-09-08-0083
PubMed ID:20422123
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 3
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