International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 2, Issue 8 | Case Report | Open Access

Posterolateral Femoral Episiotomy for Explantation: A Case Report

Scott S Hyland*

OhioHealth, Department of Orthopedics, Columbus, OH 43228, United States

*Correspondence to: Scott S Hyland 

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Introduction: Removal of implants is a complex component of revision arthroplasty. This continues to be an area of interest for arthroplasty surgeons as there continues to be advancement in techniques and instrumentation.

Case Report: A 48-year-old male who presented for revision arthroplasty following an infected total hip replacement. Implant removal was accomplished by femoral episiotomy due to early osteointegration and press fit of the splined tapered modular stem.

Conclusion: Utilization of different methods for implant removal may be considered in arthroplasty. Episiotomy may serve as an effective method when implants have minimal bony in-growth. This serves as a less osseous insulting method for extraction, which may provide benefit for subsequent revision.


Osteotomy; Episiotomy; Revision Arthroplasty


Scott S. Hyland, Daniel T. DeGenova,Sanjay Mehta.Posterolateral Femoral Episiotomy for Explantation: A Case Report. Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2023;2(8):1-6.