Femoral artery occlusion secondary to a spontaneously "migrated" hip prosthesis: case report


Tihan D. N. , Alis H., Aksoy M., Guloglu R. , Kurtoglu M., Dikici F.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.16, ss.177-180, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.177-180

Özet

A 77-year-old male patient was admitted to the hospital with a worsening acute ischemia of the left lower extremity. The patient, who had a coxarthrosis and was being followed by the orthopedic clinic, had undergone a total hip prosthesis, with a revision performed at the sixth month of its placement. The physical examination revealed the absence of the femoral, popliteal and distal pulses of the left lower extremity. The left hip movements were painful and limited in external rotation posture. Doppler ultrasonography showed an acute occlusion of the left common femoral artery due to the dislocated hip prosthesis, and right-to-left femorofemoral expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft bypass was carried out. After successful surgery and an uneventful postoperative period with palpable femoral and popliteal pulses, the patient was put on low molecular weight heparin and referred to orthopedics once the ischemia had subsided with the intervention. Case reports regarding occlusions due to migration of total hip prosthesis are rare in the literature. The emphasis of this case report is to describe one such case.