Hip arthroplasty for ochronosis


Kerimoglu S. , ONDER C. , AYNACI O., MALKOC C.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.26, ss.1812-1814, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1812-1814

Özet

Alkaptonuria is a metabolic disorder in which homogentisic acid oxidase is absent. Therefore, homogentisic acid accumulates in cartilage and connective tissues. We can diagnose ochronotic arthropathy, a manifestation of long standing alkaptonuria, through careful radiological, physical, and laboratory examination. In this report, we describe 4 cases of ochronotic arthropathy to which we applied cementless total hip prosthesis due to severe hip involvement.