Tolga Tolunay, İbrahim Kaya, Şefik Murat Arıkan, Hakan Atalar

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Acetabulum dysplasia, concentric reduction, developmental dysplasia of the hip, remodeling capacity.


Children diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) are largely successfully treated with conservative treatment. With increasing age, associated deformities may become more complex and require increasingly aggressive treatments. A 42-year-old male patient was admitted with the complaint of pain in both hips. In his medical history, open reduction of her left hip was performed at the age of two due to DDH. Open reduction of the right hip was performed, when he was approximately 2.5 years old, and a shortening and derotation osteotomy of the right femur was performed two months later. Upon admission to our center, it was determined that the relationship between the acetabulum and femur was preserved in both hips and there was no dislocation in the 40-year follow-up radiograph. In conclusion, this case has, once again, shown that the remodeling capacity of the hip joint in childhood is high.

Citation: Tolunay T, Kaya İ, Arıkan ŞM, Atalar H. Forty-year radiological follow-up of a patient undergoing bilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip surgery: A joint with remodeling capacity. Jt Dis Relat Surg Case Rep 2022;1(2):75-78.

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