Rule out infection, adverse local tissue reaction during investigation of THA instability
When a hip becomes unstable after total hip arthroplasty, the orthopedic surgeon should investigate it with a history and physical, appropriate imaging and laboratory tests prior to any surgery to remove the hip anteversion or revise the prosthesis, according to a presenter. In a symposium at the American Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting about preventing and treating instability after THA moderated by Fares S. Haddad, MCh(Orth), FRCS, R. Michael Meneghini, MD, discussed investigation of early vs. late instability after THA and some treatment considerations.
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