Revision Hip Arthroplasty in Patient with Acetabulum Migration into Subperitoneal Space—A Case Report

Andrzej Kotela, Jacek Lorkowski, Dariusz Chmielewski, Marta Grodzik, Ireneusz Kotela
2020 Medicina  
Revision hip arthroplasty procedures have been extensively discussed in the literature. At the same time, discussions of the management of acetabular component protrusion into the pelvic cavity, and, more specifically, the subperitoneal space, necessitating an additional abdominal approach for the revision arthroplasty, have only been published as case reports and descriptions of transperitoneal approaches have been even rarer. This paper presents the case of a 63-year-old female patient in
more » ... male patient in whom a peritoneal approach was necessary to access a migrated acetabular component. The outcome of the treatment, which represented a complex orthopedic and general surgical problem, was good. We believe that the complexity of revision hip arthroplasty in patients with protrusion of the acetabular component together with the head and proximal part of the stem of the implant into subperitoneal space calls for a careful re-analysis of the category of Type III bony acetabulum defects according to Paprosky, where the recognition of two subtypes would facilitate analysis of such cases.
doi:10.3390/medicina57010030 pmid:33396344 fatcat:jp6felnka5gnflrjhjy6o4px2q