Pelvic osseointegration for unilateral hip disarticulation: a case report

Jason S. Hoellwarth*, Kevin Tetsworth, Qutaiba Al-Maawi, Ali M. Tarbosh, Claudia Roberts, Munjed Al Muderis

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Case: A 24-year-old man with right unilateral hip disarticulation, intolerant of a traditional socket-mounted prosthesis (TSP), underwent pelvic transcutaneous osseointegration and was fit with a prosthetic lower extremity 7 months later. Twenty-four months after osseointegration, he remains pain-free and complication-free, wears his prosthesis all waking hours, walks without assistive devices and can carry 2-handed objects, and works as a livestock farmer. Conclusion: Through 24 months, the world’s first patient with pelvic osseointegration has no complications and better mobility than most patients with unilateral hip disarticulation using TSPs. Pelvic osseointegration seems reasonable to further consider in carefully selected patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20.00105
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2021

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  • Amputation
  • Hip disarticulation
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Osseointegration


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