Use of a de vita pin to maintain reduction of a dislocated total hip prosthesis in a dog

J. M. Marti, Denis J Marcellin-Little, S. C. Roe

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Abstract

A two-year-old, female spayed Labrador Retriever with bilateral coxofemoral osteoarthritis received an uncemented total hip prosthesis in her left hip. The acetabular component was positioned in a slightly anteverted position. Five weeks after implantation, following a traumatic incident, the prosthetic hip dislocated without disruption of the femoral or the acetabular components. An open reduction of the luxation was performed, followed by a capsulorraphy and placement of a DeVita pin to secure the reduction. The pin migrated cranially to the epaxial musculature and was removed four weeks after its placement. One year after placing the DeVita pin, a follow-up examination found the animal not to be lame and without any physical or orthopaedic abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DeVita pin
  • Open reduction
  • Unceniented total hip prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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