Sciatic nerve palsy secondary to postoperative haematoma in primary total hip replacement.

@article{Butt2005SciaticNP,
  title={Sciatic nerve palsy secondary to postoperative haematoma in primary total hip replacement.},
  author={Ashan J Butt and Thomas Mccarthy and Ian P. Kelly and Theodore Glynn and Gabriel D McCoy},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={
          1465-7
        }
}
Sciatic nerve palsy is a recognised complication of primary total hip replacement. In our unit this complication was rare with an incidence of < 0.2% in the past ten years. We describe six cases of sciatic nerve palsy occurring in 355 consecutive primary total hip replacements (incidence 1.69%). Each of these palsies was caused by post-operative haematoma in the region of the sciatic nerve. Cases, which were recognised early and surgically-evacuated promptly, showed earlier and more complete… CONTINUE READING
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