Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 1

Profunda Femoris Artery Avulsion Injury After A Primary Hip Arthroplasty. A Rare Complication and Literature Review

Kastanis G1*, Magarakis G1, Kapsetakis P1, Christoforidis C1, Chaniotakis K1 and Pantouvaki A2

1Department of Orthopaedic, General Hospital of Heraklion-Venizeleio, Crete, Greece
2Department of Physiotherapy, General Hospital of Heraklion-Venizeleio, Crete, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Kastanis G, Department of Orthopaedic, General Hospital of Heraklion-Venizeleio, Crete, Greece.

Received: November 20, 2020; Published: December 10, 2020

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Abstract

  Total Hip Replacement (THR) is one of the most successful medical procedures used, due to the increasing need for orthopaedic reconstructive surgery of an aging population. Iatrogenic arterial complication during total hip replacement is extremely rare but when appeared, leads to a serious cause of morbidity and mortality. We present a case of 83 year-old female patient who was selected for a primary total hip arthroplasty and on the second postoperative day the hemoglobin level started to decrease without evidence of obvious bleeding, pulsatile mass or lower limb ischemia. The CT/Angiography revealed an injury of Profunda Femoris artery and the hemorrhage stopped after arterial embolization. This case displays the necessity of suspicion and prompt diagnosis of vascular complication after a THR which is a limb threatening injury and leads to ischemia with all that entails.

Keywords: Total Hip Replacement; Profunda Femoris Artery; Vascular Complication

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Citation

Citation: Kastanis G., et al. “Profunda Femoris Artery Avulsion Injury After A Primary Hip Arthroplasty. A Rare Complication and Literature Review".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.1 (2021): 23-26.




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