Case:A 71-year-old woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome suffered an atraumatic obturator dislocation status post direct anterior total hip arthroplasty. A closed reduction under conscious sedation was attempted, but was unsuccessful. Repeat closed reduction under full general anesthesia with paralysis and fluoroscopic guidance was successful at reducing the femoral prosthesis out of the pelvis and back into an appropriate position.Conclusion:Atraumatic obturator dislocations after total hip arthroplasty are exceedingly rare. General anesthesia with full paralysis is helpful for a successful closed reduction, and open reduction may be necessary to remove the femoral prosthesis from the pelvis.
- connective tissue disorders
- direct anterior total hip arthroplasty
- dual mobility
- obturator dislocation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine