When performing a revision total hip replacement complicated by infection, severe osteolysis, comminuted periprosthetic fracture, and/or extensive bone loss, a single-stage procedure may not be feasible. This study reports four cases of femoral intramedullary nailing as an interim or salvage technique during complicated total hip replacement. This reconstruction provides axial and rotational stability of the femur while maintaining femoral alignment. Furthermore, this reconstruction facilitates early mobilization and rehabilitation of the patient. This interim reconstruction can be converted to a revision total hip replacement at a later time. Alternatively, the stabilized resection arthroplasty may serve as a salvage technique if further reconstruction is not indicated.
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