Fractured surgical drain after right hip hemiarthroplasty

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Day 3 post hemiarthoplasty. Removed drain yesterday, tip missing.

Patient Data

Age: 80-85 years
Gender: Female

The right hip hemiarthroplasty is normally aligned and uncomplicated. There is a segment (approx 10cm) of disconnected surgical drain tubing in the lateral soft tissues of the left hip.

Mild left hip osteoarthritis.

Case Discussion

The drain tubing was removed due to the risk of infection. M/C/S of the tubing was negative.

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Case information

rID: 53717
Case created: 1st Jun 2017
Last edited: 5th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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