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Displaced Meniscus Tear in the Acute Postoperative Period After Total Hip Arthroplasty

A Case Report

Johnson, David B. Jr DO1; Triplet, Jacob J. DO1; Streit, Adam R. DO1; Long, Nathaniel K. DO2; Wasielewski, Ray C. MD2

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00124
Case Reports

Case: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a commonly performed surgery with well-known complications. Unreported in the literature is a displaced meniscus tear in the acute postoperative period. We present the case of a displaced meniscus tear acutely after THA and discuss our management of this unique problem.

Conclusions: Displaced meniscus tears after THA pose unique challenges and should be considered in patients with knee pain after THA. Arthroscopic intervention occurred 8 weeks after THA to minimize prosthetic joint dislocation and loosening during arthroscopy.

1Orthopedic Residency Program, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

2OhioHealth Orthopedic Surgeons, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio

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Investigation performed at OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio

Disclosure: The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (

Disclaimer: R.C. Wasielewski receives royalties from ZimmerBiomet. N.K. Long is a paid consultant for Arthrex. D.B. Johnson, A.R. Streit, and J.J. Triplet have no financial relationships to disclose.

Copyright © 2019 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
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