Septic Arthritis of the Hip and Enterocutaneous Fistula Formation after Hip Arthroscopy: A Case Report of Psoas Abscess Misdiagnosed as Labral Pathology

Madison Goss, Kent Weinheimer, Rachel A. Weinheimer, Meredith A. Schade, Charles M. Davis, Matthew R. Garner

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Case:We describe a case of septic hip arthritis and enterocutaneous fistula formation caused by the seeding of a hip joint during hip arthroscopy performed in the setting of a psoas abscess. Treatment consisted of multiple debridements and femoral head resection with subsequent total hip arthroplasty.Conclusions:This case highlights the importance of a thorough history, physical examination, and assessment of available imaging before proceeding to surgery, even when the procedure is one considered to have minimal risks, such as arthroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0505
JournalJBJS case connector
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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