Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Management of proximal femoral bone loss during hip arthroplasty in young patients is a complex problem due to the need to provide a joint with an increased longevity. While proximal femoral replacement (PFR) would be an easier solution, they are associated with poorer hip scores and decreased prosthesis survival rates which are not ideal while managing young patients. We present a case of proximal femoral bone loss in a young female - following multiple failed osteosynthesis surgeries aimed at addressing a pathological sub-trochanteric fracture - managed successfully with a circumferential allograft during total hip arthroplasty. While there is many literature reporting the use of circumferential allografts during revision hip surgery, this is the first case to the best of our knowledge where we are reporting its successful use in a complex primary hip arthroplasty case. Our successful outcome shows that reconstruction of proximal femoral bone loss using allografts in young patients should be considered prior to use of PFR in them.

Original publication




Journal article


Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma

Publication Date





S735 - S739


Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma, Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, 313, Mettupalayam road, Coimbatore, India.