Complications of total hip arthroplasty

Complications of total hip arthroplasty are common and it is essential for the radiologist to be aware of them in the assessment of radiographs of total hip replacements. Complications are many and can occur at various time intervals following the initial surgery:

A standardized list of complications post total hip arthroplasty was developed by consensus by The Hip Society. This enables consistent standardized reporting of complications 8.

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Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Complications of hip joint replacements
  • Sequelae of total hip arthroplasties
  • Sequelae of total hip replacements
  • Complications of hip replacements
  • THA complications
  • Post-surgical complications of total hip arthroplasty
  • Post-surgical complications of total hip replacement
  • Postoperative complications of total hip arthroplasty
  • Postoperative complications of total hip replacement
  • Post-operative complications of total hip arthroplasty
  • Post-operative complications of total hip replacement
  • Sequelae of total hip replacement
  • Sequelae of total hip arthroplasty
  • Complications following THR
  • Complications following THAs
  • Complications following THA
  • Complications following THRs
  • Complications of hip arthroplasty
  • Complications of hip prosthesis
  • Complications of hip arthroplasties
  • Complications of hip prostheses
  • THR complications
  • Complications post hip joint replacements

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  • Case 1: dislocation of stem
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  • Case 2: dislocation of cup
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  • Case 3: loosening with herniating cement
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  • Case 4: creep with protrusio acetabuli
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  • Case 5: particle disease
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  • Case 6: dislocation from component dissociation
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  • Case 7: loosening of stem
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  • Case 8: loose right femoral stem
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  • Case 9: abductor tear and bursitis
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    Case 10: protrusion acetabuli
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  • Case 11: fractured stem
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