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CT ﬁndings (arrows): upward displaced slender femur (A) and small acetabu- lum (B) A B A C D E Fig atorlip-10 10 mg sale. Progression of the procedure: preoperative (A); ﬁrst stage of operation (B); adjusting the femur downward by traction (C); second stage of operation (D); and 10 years after surgery (E) THA for High Congenital Hip Dislocation 233 Materials Since 1987 we have treated 36 cases discount atorlip-10 10 mg otc, 45 joints, with the above-described technique (Tables 1, 2). Of 25 unilateral cases, 16 of the contralateral hips were in a low dislocation, Crowe group I or II, and 9 hips were normal. Except for the two bipolar-type prosthetic joints, 43 joints of the cementless-type prosthesis with multiholed metal cup and straight stem were implanted. One-stage operations were done in 18 joints and two-stage operations were done in 27 joints. Enlargement of the acetabular side was done in 45 joints and of the femoral side in 4 joints. The size of acetabular component used was from 50 to 54mm outside diameter. The size of femoral prosthesis used was number 7 or 8 from Stryker, or 10 or 11mm from Zimmer. Cases of dysplastic hip, Crowe III and IV, treated with enlargement in 1987 to 2003 Number of cases: 36 (1 male, 35 female) Number of joints: 45 Age (in years): 40 to 69 (mean: 57. Cases of dysplastic hip, Crowe III and IV, treated with enlargement in 1987 to 2003 Prosthesis: Bipolar: 2 joints Cementless THR: 43 joints Operation stage: 1 stage: 18 joints 2 stages: 27 joints Enlargement: True acetabulum: 45 joints Femur: 4 joints Size of acetabular cup: 50 to 54mm Size of femoral prosthesis: Nr 7 to 8 mm (Stryker) Nr 10 to 11 mm (Zimmer) THR, total hip replacement 234 M. Endo Results Preoperative limb shortening ranged from 20 to 70mm with an average of 44. Limb shortening was corrected after surgery in all cases to less than 10mm. The preoperative hip score, according to the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), was 34. Trendelenburg’s sign was clearly positive in all 45 preoperative joints. After surgery, 17 joints improved into negative and 20 joints showed a decrease of pelvic inclination. Of 7 cases of peroneal nerve palsy, 5 cases completely recovered in 6 months and slight paresthesia remained in 2 cases. Cases of dysplastic hip, Crowe III and IV, treated with enlargement in 1987 to 2003 Limb shortening (preoperative): 20–70mm (mean: 44.