HSS Journal ®

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 200–202

Rhabdomyolysis is a Potential Complication of Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Morbidly Obese

Authors

    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Cornell College of Medicine
  • Mark Figgie
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Cornell College of Medicine
  • Douglas Green
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Cornell College of Medicine
  • Stavros Memtsoudis
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11420-012-9310-z

Cite this article as:
Goodman, S.M., Figgie, M., Green, D. et al. HSS Jrnl (2013) 9: 200. doi:10.1007/s11420-012-9310-z
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Abstract

Rhabdomyolysis (RML) can complicate prolonged surgery and may lead to renal failure and death. Obese patients are at high risk for this complication. This complication has been recently described in bariatric surgery and prolonged spine surgery, but it is not well recognized in patients undergoing THA. We present an obese patient (BMI = 50) who developed RML and acute kidney injury after a total hip arthroplasty.

Keywords

total hip arthroplastyrhabdomyolysisacute kidney injuryobesity

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