Short stem hip replacement India restores Indian patient’s mobility and relieves pain. ┬áHe underwent surgery by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam in Chennai. The reason for this surgery was a failed previous internal fixation of his hip socket. Broken Hip socket or Acetabular fractures occur in young patients as a result of considerable force. The socket of the ball and socket joint is broken. It is treated by assembling the broken bone bits accurately an fixing them with plates and screws. ┬áLater Hip replacement may be required if arthritis develops. This is what happened to this patient in this video. Instead of a total hip replacement he got a more preserving short stem hip replacement. This is the Proxima hip.


Short stem hip replacement India by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam.

The Proxima hip is an example of a short stem hip replacement. It is implanted in the metaphysis or upper part of the femur.The Proxima hip is a bone preserving prosthesis as it preserves the neck portion. It is versatile as it can be combined with a range of bearing materials like ceramic, metal, poly ethylene.

Indications for Short stem hip replacements-

The indication was post traumatic arthritis following a malunited acetabular fracture. Other indications are avascular necrosis, ankylosing spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Short stem femoral components can be used with a range of bearing materials like metal, ceramic, oxinium.

If you are suffering from the above conditions and need a short stem hip replacement, please e mail us here- drvenkat@kneeindia.com