Thoracic vertebral body fracture after total hip replacement in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.

@article{Knigshausen2012ThoracicVB,
  title={Thoracic vertebral body fracture after total hip replacement in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.},
  author={Matthias K{\"o}nigshausen and Marcel Dudda and Christian Merle and Thomas Schildhauer and Tobias Fehmer},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={e1000-4}
}
This article describes the critical clinical sequelae of a patient with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis who sustained an acute iatrogenic thoracic vertebral body fracture with subsequent spinal cord injury after a total hip replacement, with a final lethal course.A 57-year-old woman was referred to the authors' institution after undergoing a total hip replacement in the supine position for secondary osteoarthritis. Postoperatively, the patient had symptoms of an incomplete paraplegia… CONTINUE READING

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