A Manoeuvre to Facilitate Acetabular Component Retrieval following Intra-Pelvic Migration. HIP International. 2009;19(2):157-159.

A Manoeuvre to Facilitate Acetabular Component Retrieval following Intra-Pelvic Migration

Ahmad MA, Biant LC, Tayar R, Thomas PR, Field RE.
Hip

Acetabular component extraction following intra-pelvic migration of a total hip replacement can be hazardous to pelvic tissues, vessels and organs. Acetabular component removal is usually performed using an abdominal retroperitoneal approach. We describe a closed reduction of the acetabular component using a traction/manipulation technique. This manoeuvre can be used in cases of intra-pelvic acetabular component migration where the surface contour of the acetabular component is uncomplicated and an interposition membrane separates the implant from adjacent intra-pelvic structures.


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