IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | Page 14
Conference: North Zone Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference, 2014 – Amritsar, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Sonam Sharma[1], Sansar Sharma[1]
Authors Affiliations:[1] SHKM, Government Medical College, Nalhar (Mewat)
Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Sonam Sharma

SHKM, Government Medical College, Nalhar (Mewat)


Primary total hip replacement has become a routine procedure these days. With improvement in surgical technique and implant designs , the survival rate of prosthesis has increased significantly but unfortunately , prosthetic infections continues to be a serious complication , with incidence reported upto 1.7%.
Early and delayed infections are mainly regarded as the result of bacterial seeding in the perioperative period, whereas late infections are predominantly caused by haematogenous spread from endogenous source.
We report a case of infected total hip prosthesis in a 36 years old female who had been operated 6 years back. The causative organism was found to be Actinomyces  Israellii which was related to an infected intrauterine device used for contraception that had been forgotten after being implanted 8 years earlier.
The author will present the clinical presentation, outcome of the treatment and review of literature.

How to Cite this Abstract
Sharma Sonam,  Sharma Sansar .Forgotten intrauterine contraceptive device – A threat to total hip prosthesis. April 2014;1(1): 14.