Revision hip replacement for Ugandan in India
A revision hip replacement was performed for a retired Ugandan midwife. A cemented hip replacement done in 2004 had loosened. She had severe bone loss in the femur and moderate bone loss in the acetabulum. Dr.Venkatachalam performed an uncemented revision hip replacement. He used the Wagner stem and Trilogy cup from Zimmer. Allograft bone was used to reconstitute acetabular and femoral bone loss.
The same patient had undergone a primary knee replacement last week.
Thousands of patients from Afrcian countries travel to India for joint replacements. Dr. Venkatachalam is a joint replacement orthopedic surgeon