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.
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
E-mail address for D.B. Johnson, Jr: David.Johnson4@OhioHealth.com
Investigation performed at OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio
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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.