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Dr. Swanson
Re: Hip replacement for teenager
Tue May 24, 2011 2:31pm

Because Kabuki Syndrome is such a rare disorder with so many possible organ systems involved, the hip should probably be taken care of at an academic center where all of the necessary specialists are readily available for pre-operative evaluation and post-operative monitoring for problems or complications with any other organ system. As far as the hip goes, I suspect that the surgery should be pretty straightforward. A durable bearing surface should be utilized, such as ceramic-on-ceramic, due to your daughter’s young age. But even at her age, a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement could last decades before requiring revision surgery.

I hope that this helps.

Todd V. Swanson, MD
Desert Orthopaedic Center
2800 E. Desert Inn Rd., #100
Las Vegas, NV 89121

(702) 622-7278



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