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Online ISSN 1827-1707
NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ADULT HIP AND KNEE DISORDERS
Colen S. 1, Raaijmaakers M.2, Mulier M. 1
1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery , University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium;
2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Algemeen Stedelijk Ziekenhuis Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
Although the growing life expectancy and the fact that younger patients receive a total hip arthroplasty the total number of revision surgery of the total hip arthroplasties is decreased in the last decade. However, the need of revision surgery remains an important problem. Several reasons are known including aseptic loosening of the components, infection, periprosthetic fracture, dislocation and pain without a specific reason. The aim of revision surgery is to preserve as much as possible original bone stock with improvement of the functionality and stability of the prosthesis as well as achieving pain relief. Depending on the reason for revision surgery, different options are available. When selecting a treatment approach the bone stock, the bone quality and the general health status of the patient should be considered. In this article we give an overview of the different treatment possibilities for revision surgery.