For this month’s Editor’s Pick, our editorial team has selected a caseposted by Yossef Elhelwin the World Surgery Tour: Recon group as part of the My Most Challenging Case competition that is running on myAO in collaboration with the World Surgery Tour.
This case highlights the complexities of performing total hip replacement in a young 20-year-old male with a history of failed pediatric surgeries for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). The patient presents with an underdeveloped acetabulum and prior periprosthetic infection. His history of failed surgeries resulted in limb length discrepancy and severe acetabular dysplasia, posing significant challenges for revision total hip arthroplasty.
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Total hip arthroplasty with acetabular dysplasia presents many challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The complex femoral and acetabular anatomy makes standard reconstruction technically challenging.
December 2022 saw the first ever Case Competition on myAO. Surgeons from across the 5 specialties of the AO network shared interesting cases to be reviewed and discussed with their peers on myAO groups.
How should a clinician tackle the management and treatment of a Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI)? An individualized approach must be developed for each patient, one that integrates appropriate surgical intervention and antimicrobial strategies.