Z Orthop Unfall 2020; 158(02): 165-169
DOI: 10.1055/a-0902-5362
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Coagulopathy

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Philipp von Roth
1  Endoprothetik, Sporthopaedicum, Straubing
Kathi Thiele
2  Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik der Charité, Berlin
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Publication Date:
10 September 2019 (online)


Prior to a surgical intervention, the examination of patient coagulation disorders is unfortunately often underestimated. While patients with a haemophilia A or B are usually aware of the congenital tendency to bleed, disorders of increased blood coagulation, thrombophilia, are frequently undetected. Therefore, complications caused by thromboses and embolisms after total hip arthroplasty are far more common than uncontrollable post-operative bleeding. Patients with liver cirrhosis are considered to be particularly complicated and their coagulation status can be difficult to manage. This article describes the most common pathological coagulation disorders and provides information to identify them preoperatively. Furthermore, surgical strategy considerations for the use of certain implant types in this patient group are discussed.