An unusual complication following total hip arthroplasty: median circumflex femoral artery pseudoaneurysm


Mutlu S. , Guler O., Ucar A. , Mahirogullari M.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.48, no.1, pp.106-108, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2014.3000
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-108

Abstract

We report a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the medial circumflex femoral artery that presented 4 months following cementless left total hip arthroplasty (THA). A successful embolization was achieved using super-selective catheterization and coil embolization. Arterial complications associated with THA are remarkably rare. Endovascular techniques have been shown to be effective and are considered a valid alternative to conventional surgery.