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Split and partially entwined sciatic nerve following closed reduction of a dislocated hip prosthesis
  1. Jenn Shiunn Wong1,
  2. Chong Yew Ng1,
  3. Priya Suresh1 and
  4. Jonathan Keenan2
  1. 1Radiology, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK
  2. 2Orthopaedics, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jenn Shiunn Wong; jenn.wong{at}nhs.net

Abstract

We present a case of split and partially entwined sciatic nerve by a femoral prosthesis following closed reduction of a dislocated hip replacement. This complication is very rare and there are only few cases reported in the literature, with even less accompanied by supporting MRI. We present MRI features of a split and partially entwined sciatic nerve around a hip prosthesis.

  • hip implants
  • orthopaedics
  • radiology
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  • Contributors JSW and CYN prepared the manuscript. PS interpreted and reported the radiological images. JK played major role in patient management and overall supervision. All authors revised the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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