Dislocated hip prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Taylor

Presentation

Left hip pain and unable to weight bear. Twisted and felt a pop.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The left hip prosthesis is dislocated posterosuperiorly. There is no evidence of periprosthetic fracture. Normal alignment of the right hip prosthesis.

X-ray

Post Reduction

The left hip prosthesis is now relocated. No periprosthetic fracture or loosening. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a complication of total hip arthroplasty known as component dissociation. Reduction was performed under procedural sedation. 

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Case information

rID: 67457
Published: 7th Apr 2019
Last edited: 7th Apr 2019
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