EURORAD ESR

Case 15111

An unusual complication of hip dislocation after total hip replacement

Author(s)
Dr Francis Delaney

The Prince Charles Hospital; Chermside 4032 Brisbane, Australia; Email:francisdelaney721@gmail.com
 
Patient
female, 78 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Pelvic x-ray on initial presentation

    AP Pelvic x-ray on initial presentation showing obvious dislocation of the left total hip arthroplasty

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Acute;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Follow-up x-ray

    AP pelvic x-ray performed one month following closed reduction of left hip dislocation

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal joint; Imaging Technique: Plain radiographic studies; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Prostheses;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT scan in preparation for revision hip surgery

    Axial CT image in bone windows performed in preparation for revision left hip arthroplasty. A hypodense circular lesion is seen within the soft tissues of the posterior thigh

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT scan in preparation for revision hip surgery

    Sagittal CT image in soft tissue windows

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    CT scan in preparation for revision hip surgery

    Coronal CT image in soft tissue windows

     
    Area of Interest: Musculoskeletal soft tissue; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
AP Pelvic x-ray on initial presentation showing obvious dislocation of the left total hip arthroplasty
 
AP pelvic x-ray performed one month following closed reduction of left hip dislocation
 
Axial CT image in bone windows performed in preparation for revision left hip arthroplasty. A hypodense circular lesion is seen within the soft tissues of the posterior thigh
 
Sagittal CT image in soft tissue windows
 
Coronal CT image in soft tissue windows
 
 
 
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