A Manoeuvre to Facilitate Acetabular Component Retrieval following Intra-Pelvic MigrationAhmad MA, Biant LC, Tayar R, Thomas PR, Field RE.
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.