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Learning from errors
Displacement of a cemented femoral implant. A complication of manipulation of a dislocated total hip replacement
  1. Stephen Ng Man Sun1,
  2. Elizabeth Gillott1,
  3. Neil Davies2,
  4. John Skinner1
  1. 1Bone Tumour Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
  2. 2Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Stephen Ng Man Sun, sngmansun{at}


Dislocation is a common complication of total hip replacement, which has been quoted in the literature as having an incidence of 1–4%. This is commonly treated with closed reduction. The authors present a case report of displacement of a cemented smooth-polished tapered femoral stem, which occurred while attempting closed reduction of a dislocated hybrid total hip replacement. The patient required full revision arthroplasty.

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