Hip prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Something protruding in upper thigh, long standing history.

Patient Data

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Dislocated stem of  prosthesis.

Modality: X-ray

Near normal X-ray 

Case Discussion

Operated for prosthesis 16 yrs back. Presently complaint of  pricking type of pain upper thigh. No difficulty in walking at present.

This case explains why two radiograph at orthogonal plain are required.

If lateral view is not taken ... everything appears to be ' perfect '.

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Case Information

rID: 8985
Case created: 13th Mar 2010
Last edited: 20th Nov 2016
Tag: hip
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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