Profunda Femoris Artery Branch Pseudoaneurysm following Total Hip Arthroplasty

Bikram Karmakar, Mark Horsley


We discuss the case of patient who suffered a profunda femoris artery branch pseudoaneurysm following total hip arthroplasty. Such an injury is rare and particularly unusual in an anterolateral approach to the hip. Adding to the diagnostic difficulty was the timing of presentation occurring in the subacute rather than the acute post-operative period.  The patient remained hemodynamically stable throughout. However, failure to note diagnostic clues of this rare complication can pose catastrophic consequences to the patient.


Profunda Femoris Artery, Pseudoaneurysm, Total Hip Arthroplasty

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