Friday, May 27, 2022

Hkafo for femoral head resection


I am soliciting advice for HKAFO design and considerations for a patient who has had a femoral head resection secondary to infection of THR. 60 y/o female motivated very motivated to be independent and ambulate short distances. Basically the femoral hardware was removed and she is left with no proximal femur but all soft tissue intact with good strength and excessive ROM (especially rotation). Patient can tolerate weight bearing on involved side with little pain, but obvious limits in ambulation beyond transfer and pivot on sound side. Also she has a significant LLD which is “correctable” with passive traction.

Any recommendations are appreciated.

Chad McCracken, CPO


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