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Necrosis of the femoral head, the legs are 3 cm apart

Necrosis of the femoral head, the legs are 3 cm apart 3

Necrosis of the femoral head, the legs are 3 cm apart

Ms. Duong Thi Kim Cuc (Tra Vinh) has had hip pain for more than 4 years, especially when doing a lot of activities or changing the weather.

On November 1, MSc.BSc.CKI Mai Hoang Duong, Center for Orthopedics, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, said that Ms. Cuc had osteonecrosis of the right femoral head, a degenerative bone condition.

The hip joint consists of two main components: the acetabulum and the femoral head.

Dr. Duong (first on the right) during a hip replacement surgery.

The patient was prescribed an artificial hip replacement.

Dr. Duong uses a Pressfit-style acetabular closure technique (the acetabulum, femoral shaft and cortical bone bearing the weight of the artificial joint are tightly attached to each other and there is no micro-motion), without the need for screws.

Patients do not need assistive devices to walk after surgery.

On the first day after surgery, Ms. Cuc could walk easily, no more hip pain, both legs were equal, walking more easily and steadfastly.

Dr. Duong said that at Tam Anh Hospital, femoral head necrosis is one of the common causes forcing patients to have hip replacements.

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