William J. Maloney, MD

Publication Details

  • External iliac arteriovenous fistula following total hip arthroplasty. A case report. journal of arthroplasty Woolson, S. T., Maloney, W. J., Tanner, J. B. 1989; 4 (3): 281-284

    Abstract:

    An external iliac arteriovenous fistula developed 3 years after revision of the acetabular component of a total hip arthroplasty in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. The mechanism of this complication, which also produced disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, was chronic erosion of the iliac artery from a large bolus of bone cement and/or the protrusio shell that were used to reconstruct a severe acetabular protrusio. Care must be taken to avoid intrapelvic intrusion of hardware or cement during acetabular reconstruction to avoid immediate and late injury to the iliac vessels.

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