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2020, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part D

Detecting late infected hip prosthesis via ultrasonography: A case report


Author(s): Athanasios Fortis, Konstantinos Patakioutis, Nikolaos Vergados and Michael Laloudakis

Abstract: The case of a 64 year old female, who has had a septic prosthesis, is presented. She came to the Accident and Emergency Department complaining of a right hip pain after a minimal injury. She referred a right hip fracture ten years ago, treated with a hemi-arthroplasty having no problem ever since. The past medical history was clear. Roentgenograms were negative for fracture or gross loosening. She was sent home. After a couple of days the pain insisted and she has had a computed tomography scan which showed a hematoma. The symptoms worsened and then she underwent an ultrasound examination which revealed a large fluid collection and a snowstorm appearance around the prosthesis. The ultrasound findings and the elevated CRP set the diagnosis of a septic prosthesis. The operation confirmed these findings and a large amount of pus evacuated. The Orthopaedic hardware was removed as well.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2020.v7.i6d.1928

Pages: 254-256  |  173 Views  8 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Athanasios Fortis, Konstantinos Patakioutis, Nikolaos Vergados, Michael Laloudakis. Detecting late infected hip prosthesis via ultrasonography: A case report. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(6):254-256. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2020.v7.i6d.1928
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