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Retrieval of a Trial Femoral Head That Displaces into the Periacetabular Soft Tissue During Mini-Incision Total Hip ArthroplastyA Case Report
Daniel Alfonso, MD1; Jeremy Idjadi, MD1; Justin G. Lamont, MD1
1 Schwartz Health Care, Suite 5D, 530 First Avenue, New York, NY 10011
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The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Apr 01;88(4):866-868. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.00195
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The purpose of the present report is to describe the case of a patient in whom a trial femoral head displaced and migrated into the abdomen during a total hip arthroplasty performed with a small incision. We also propose a simple technique to help to prevent such an occurrence.
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