This lady underwent the first hip replacement 24 years ago for a hip fracture. A total hip replacement was done but left the leg shorter as the hip was cited high above the center of rotation by the surgeon. She managed for twenty four years but this hip began to fail and she was unable to walk by the middle of 2014.
She underwent a revision hip replacement in a city hospital in June 2014. But again the surgeon failed to recognize that the previous hip was positioned abnormally. He repeated the same mistake of placing the socket way above the normal center of rotation. Additionally, years of plastic wear and an erroneous revision surgery had left a gaping hole in her pelvis. The revision hip replacement thus had the twin problems of abnormal position and lack of bone support.