Femoral nerve palsy in hip replacement due to pelvic cement extrusion

Authors
Citation
J. Jerosch, Femoral nerve palsy in hip replacement due to pelvic cement extrusion, ARCH ORTHOP, 120(9), 2000, pp. 499-501
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
120
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
499 - 501
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200008)120:9<499:FNPIHR>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
We report a case in which cement protrusion into the pelvis led to a major complication. During reaming and preparation of the anterosuperior acetabul um, a bony defect resulted which made fixation of an uncemented cup impossi ble, and a cemented polyethylene cup was used instead. After surgery the pa tient suffered a complete loss of femoral nerve function. Postoperative Xra ys and CTs showed that a huge mass of bone cement protruded into the pelvis in close proximity to the iliac vessels and the femoral nerve, This probab ly led to nerve damage during the cement's polymerisation process due to th e heat.