Hip instability: A case report demonstrating a diagnostic radiographic test

Varatharaj Mounasamy, Quanjun Cui, William M. Mihalko, Khaled J. Saleh, Thomas E. Brown

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Hip instability following joint arthroplasty is relatively a common postoperative complication and is now second to aseptic loosening as a cause of revision surgery. Multifactorial in etiology, the exact cause should be identified before revision surgery to avoid disastrous complications and prevent repetitive dislocations. This case report illustrates and describes a new method of diagnosing hip instability with plain radiographs of the hip done in traction and abduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Dislocation
  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Hip instability
  • Radiograph
  • Traction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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