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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:86

First Online: 30 October 2009Received: 06 January 2009Accepted: 30 October 2009DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-3-86

Cite this article as: Reilingh, M.L., Hartemink, K.J., Hoksbergen, A.W. et al. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 86. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-3-86


IntroductionThe incidence of vascular injuries after total hip arthroplasty is extremely low. In this report we describe an unusual injury to the common femoral artery.

Case presentationA 59-year-old Caucasian woman presented with rest pain, numbness and cramps in the operated limb after hip replacement. Cement leakage under the transverse ligament had caused occlusion of the common femoral artery necessitating vascular reconstruction. She had a good functional recovery at follow-up.

ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first well-documented case reporting this pathomechanism of vascular lesion to the femoral artery. This case report highlights the potential risk of such a limb-threatening complication, and awareness should lead to prevention by meticulous surgical technique correct technique of pressurization or to early detection of the lesion.

AbbreviationsTHAtotal hip arthroplasty.

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Autor: Mikel L Reilingh - Koen J Hartemink - Arjan WJ Hoksbergen - Rachid Saouti

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