A comprehensive clinical guide to the management of complications following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA)
Discusses acute post-operative complications, such as periprosthetic fractures and infections, and chronic complications, such as limb length discrepancy
Examines wear, corrosion and breakage of specific materials and bearings for metal, polyethylene, and ceramic implants, as well as implant loosening
Covering both acute post-operative and chronic complications following total hip arthroplasty (THA), this comprehensive clinical guide provides diagnostic and management strategies and techniques for orthopedic surgeons at every level. Utilizing a case-based approach, each condition isdiscussed in terms of its epidemiology, risk factors, and preventative measures, with a brief literature review providing evidence for the diagnosis and treatment each author selects. The first section covers acute post-operative complications, discussing peripheral nerve and vascular injuries, periprosthetic fractures and infections as well as thromboembolic events. The second section covers chronic complications including the more common complications such as recurrent dislocation and infection as well as rarer complications such as pelvic discontinuity.
Aimed at the most efficient management of these often complicated conditions, Complications after Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty is a practical resource for orthopedic surgeons, residents and fellows working with patients having undergone hip replacement surgery.
Matthew P. Abdel, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery , Mayo Clinic , Rochester, MN, USA,
Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Professor and Section Chief, Division of Adult Reconstruction, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA