Early postoperative loosening of acetabular component presenting as dislocation of total hip replacement

  • Sughran BanerjeeEmail author
  • K. Mohan Iyer
Case Report


We report a rare case of acetabular component loosening presenting as a dislocation of the hip within 10 days of the initial surgery, which we attribute to debonding of the acetabular component. That has been reported in femoral component but not in acetabular component, though, it is theoretically possible. The revision of the acetabular component in the patient in the second operation settled the problem and the patient had normal recovery at the follow up without any further dislocations. This significant complication needs to be further highlighted in literature.


Loosening Dislocation Debonding 

Descellement précoce de la cupule cotyloïdienne d’une PTH


Nous rapportons un cas de descellement acétabulaire se présentant comme une luxation de hanche, 10 jours après l’implantation d’une prothèse totale de hanche. Ce décollement acétabulaire n’a pas encore été rapporté alors que cette complication est publiée pour le versant fémoral. La reprise du versant acétabulaire a réglé le problème et les suites ont été simples sans récidive de luxation. Cette complication après préparation insuffisante mérite d’être mieux connue.

Mots clés

Descellement Luxation Décollement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trauma and OrthopaedicsRoyal Free Hampstead NHS TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.LondonUK

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