Multiple joint reconstructions in one patient: computer-assisted simultaneous procedures
We present a case of juvenile idiopathic arthropathy (JIA) that required six arthroplasty procedures. A 32-year-old male presented with fused joints and deformities in both hips, both knees in addition to right ankle and subtalar fusion. The patient underwent three bilateral simultaneous procedures: bilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA), bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in addition to ankle replacement and pan talar arthrodesis nail. The arthroplasty procedures were done with computer-assisted techniques. The patient was managed in 3 years and he was able to walk after 4 months, returning back to work and other life activities. Patients who require multiple joint reconstructions could benefit from bilateral simultaneous arthroplasty procedures using computer-assisted techniques.