Vascular complications following total hip arthroplasty: a case study and a review of the literature

  title={Vascular complications following total hip arthroplasty: a case study and a review of the literature},
  author={Olivier Barbier and Charles R. Pierret and Fabrice Bazile and Xavier de Kerangal and Vincent Duverger and Gilbert Versier},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
Vascular complications after total hip arthroplasty (THA) are rare but represent a real risk. The diversity of clinical presentations can make diagnosis difficult. They could manifest as an immediate and acute hemorrhage or subsequent ischemia. We report the case of a patient who presented a thrombosis of the femoral artery associated with a sciatic palsy after THA for a coxa profunda. The diagnosis was actually made 3 years after surgery because of atypical symptoms. The mechanism involved was… CONTINUE READING


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