Subtrocantheric nonunion following fracture of an arthrodesed hip: a case report

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Francesco Pogliacomi
Fabrizio Tacci
Filippo Calderazzi
Martina Francesca Pedrini
Daniele Casalini
Enrico Vaienti
Francesco Ceccarelli


hip, arthrodesis, fracture, nonunion


In recent years in the era of successful of total hip replacement, hip arthrodesis is rarely performed.
The anatomy and biomechanics of an arthrodesed hip is altered, thus influencing the treatments strategies
in case of fracture or nonunions. This case report describes the management and therapeutic solution for the
treatment of subtrochanteric nonunion in a patient with hip arthrodesis. Satisfactory outcomes were finally
obtained after a double surgical procedure.


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