Total hip arthroplasty following failed internal fixation of acetabular fractures

Thomas Ellis, Andrew Schmidt

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Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty after failed open reduction internal fixation of acetabular fractures can be challenging surgery. Recent studies reported that operative time, blood loss, and complication rates are higher than with primary total hip arthroplasty. Soft tissue scarring, heterotopic bone, fracture nonunion, and retained hardware contribute to this increased complexity of the reconstruction. Despite perioperative difficulties with total hip arthroplasty in this patient population, excellent outcome with modern cementless acetabular components can be expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-433
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Acetabular fracture
  • Open reduction internal fixation
  • Total hip arthroplasty

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