Hip Pelvis.  2016 Jun;28(2):127-131. 10.5371/hp.2016.28.2.127.

Amyloid Arthropathy of the Hip Joint Associated with Multiple Myeloma: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. yjcho@khmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by the deposition of non-soluble fibrous protein in multiple tissues with a number of possible causes. This protein deposition can occur in any tissue, yet is most commonly seen in kidneys, heart, and gastrointestinal tracts. However, invasion to bone tissues is not often reported. The deposition of amyloid proteins in bone tissues may result in joint pain and pathological fractures; it is important to elucidate the causes and detect early to determine prognosis and treat optimally. In the present case report, with relevant literature review, the authors report a case of total hip arthroplasty in an amyloidosis patient.

Keyword

Amyloidosis; Amyloid arthropathy; Hip joint; Total hip arthroplasty
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