Parálisis tardía del nervico ciático posterior a artroplatia de cadera. (Inglés)

«Parálisis tardía del nervico ciático causada por un hematoma después de la artroplastia primaria total de cadera.»

Austin MS, Klein GR, Sharkey PF, Hozack WJ, Rothman RH.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA.

A case of late sciatic nerve palsy caused by subfascial hematoma after uncemented right total hip arthroplasty is reported. The patient developed respiratory distress 13 days postoperatively and was admitted to another institution, where she was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and was subsequently therapeutically anticoagulated with heparin. The patient complained of right-leg numbness and tingling 18 days’ postoperatively, which progressed to complete sciatic nerve palsy over several hours.

J Arthroplasty. 2004 Sep;19(6):790-2.

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