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Simultaneous bilateral total hip arthroplasty dislocation with unilateral foot drop following closed reduction
  1. Alexander Edward Smith1,
  2. Christopher Buckle1,
  3. Thomas Hester2,
  4. Guy Slater1
  1. 1Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedics, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Thomas Hester, thomashester{at}


Dislocation following primary and revision arthroplasty is a well-recognised complication with an estimated incidence rate of 0.2–10%. We present a rare case of simultaneous bilateral total hip replacement dislocation, complicated by unilateral foot drop following closed reduction, with no improvement in neurological function at 6-month follow-up.

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  • Contributors AES undertook review of the case notes and literature, and preparation of the manuscript. CB, TH and GS contributed to preparation of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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