A Case Report: A Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty in A Patient with Alkaptonuria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Augusto Dagnino
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi (MI) Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 01, 2013; Accepted Date: July 27, 2013; Published Date: August 02, 2013
Citation: Dagnino A, Ursino N, De Simone AM (2013) A Case Report: A Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty in A Patient with Alkaptonuria. Orthop Muscul Syst 2: 126. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000126
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Ochronosis is connective tissue manifestation of Alkaptonuria. Joint involvement especially hip and knee
destruction is seen. The cartilage is pigmented and destroyed. A 55years old male (Figure 1) with a previous total arthroplasty on both shoulders, has recently develop a hip pain. He was affected of alkaptonuria (AKU). We proceed with a total hip arthroplasty with cement less cup and modular cement less stem. Functional and quality of life scores of pre operative and post operative were compared with good results. The HHS had raised from 38,725 to 89,725, the SF36 raised too. There are no data of evaluation of QoL in literature in patients with AKU.