Case report: a thigh mass resulting from polyethylene wear of a revision total hip arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The case of a 60-year-old man who had an enlarging thigh mass seen during a routine 12-year examination of a cementless revision total hip arthroplasty is presented. Aspiration of the mass yielded more than 200 cc of thick yellow fluid. Cytopathologic examination disclosed material consistent with polyethylene wear debris. The porous titanium acetabular and femoral components were not loose. Reoperation was recommended despite minimal symptoms, because the fluid-filled mass recurred after aspiration. At the time of reoperation, the components appeared well fixed and a linerhead exchange was performed. One year after surgery, the mass had not recurred and the patient had minimal symptoms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lachiewicz, PF

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 455 /

Start / End Page

  • 274 - 276

PubMed ID

  • 16957648

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.blo.0000238811.17907.50


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States