Hip prosthesis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Something protruding in upper thigh, long standing history.

Patient Data

Age: 65 yrs
Gender: Female

Dislocated stem of  prosthesis.


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
Published: 13th Mar 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Tag: hip
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