The Constraints of Hip X-Ray

Author: Jonathon Brown / Editor: Gavin Lloyd / Reviewer: Phil Delbridge / Codes: A6Published: 13/02/2021

A 82-year-old woman presents with a likely dislocation of her hip prosthesis. She has a history of recurrent hip dislocation requiring a second hip revision two years ago. This is the first occasion this hip prosthesis has dislocated; she is distraught. On examination, her left leg is shortened and internally rotated. She is otherwise well save for mild hypertension and osteoarthritis. She has not eaten or drunk today.

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