Ischemia of the lower extremity after total hip replacement.

  title={Ischemia of the lower extremity after total hip replacement.},
  author={M{\'a}rio Matos and Harlan Cabot Amstutz and H I Machleder},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={61 1},
Following total hip replacement, three patients had early and one had late ischemia of the ipsilateral extremity. Three required vascular surgery and one, a lumbar sympathectomy for relief of pain at rest. In each instance there had been multiple previous procedures on the same hip resulting in extensive scarring, shortening, flexion contracture, or fusion. The ischemia after total hip replacement was probably the result of interruption of critical collateral circulation about the hip or of… CONTINUE READING

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