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Chir Organi Mov. 2008 Sep;92(2):123-6. doi: 10.1007/s12306-008-0046-3. Epub 2008 May 16.

Bilateral total hip arthroplasty in Morquio-Brailsford's syndrome: a report of two cases.

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  • 11st Division, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Pupilli 1, 40136, Bologna, Italy.


We report two cases of bilateral cementless total hip arthroplasty in two young women affected by Morquio-Brailsford syndrome. Morquio-Brailsford disease belongs to the mucopolysaccharidoses; it shows growth retardation with disproportional dwarfism. Usually patients are affected by a severe joint degeneration from their 2nd or 3rd decade. Young age, severe dysplasia, and joint size are the main technical problems for a total hip replacement. Accurate radiographic and CT planning allows the use of standard prostheses instead of custom-made ones.

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