Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient With Fascioscapulohumeral Dystrophy

Rachel A. Thomas, Dennis J. Warfield, Lucas E. Nikkel

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Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy is an autosomal dominant disorder that results in progressive muscle weakness. Patients most commonly present with facial and periscapular muscle weakness, which progresses to involve their upper and lower extremities as well as truncal muscles. We present a patient with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy who underwent staged bilateral total hip arthroplasties but developed late prosthetic joint infection. This case also reports the management of periprosthetic joint infection after total hip arthroplasties through explant and placement of an articulating spacer as well as both neuraxial and general anesthetic management for this uncommon neuromuscular disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101021
JournalArthroplasty Today
StatePublished - Feb 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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