Distal Femur Rotation-Plasty Prosthesis | O&P Virtual …
Total Femur Replacement | Surgery | Prosthesis
The hip prosthesis consists of a specially designed ball that connects to a stem and is inserted into the femur. A prosthetic cup is inserted into the worn socket. The prosthesis has a smooth surface that fits together to allow the ball to move easily and comfortably.
Femur head prosthesis - Sulzer Brothers Limited
Sorry this is a little late. My daughter, 20, had osteosarcoma in her left distal femur and had a radical resection in 11/07. They replaced part of her femur and knee with a titanium prosthesis. Within a month or 2 she was slowly walking and now walks all over the hilly UC Berkeley campus. She also lost her vastus medealus muscle, which causes her left leg to turn out just a tad, but when she concentrates, she can turn it in. It's been much better then we originally thought it would be. She's very happy she was able to keep her leg. She cannot run and jump, but she wasn't terribly athletic anyway, so she doesn't really miss doing those things that much. I believe that every 7-10 years you will need some parts replaced in the knee, but that is a much smaller surgery. Our ortho surgeon said in the 17 years he has been installing these, they have not had to do a full replacement in general. I have heard of people getting it replaced because of infections or in one case, the prosthesis broke somehow.