Orthopedics

Case Report 

RETRACTED: Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Fixation: An Unexpected Complication

Al-Achraf Khoriati, MBBS, BSc, MRCS

Abstract

This article has been retracted at the request of the author.

I would like to formally request that the article entitled, “Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Fixation: An Unexpected Complication” (volume 37, number 4, pp. e407–409; doi: 10.3928/01477447-20140401-66), be retracted.

This is because of an inaccuracy in the article. It relates to the paragraph: “Three weeks after the initial intervention, the patient underwent re-exploration of the region. Trauma to the surrounding tissues after insertion of the screw had led to the formation of scar tissue around the femoral vein. It was decided at this point that the patient should be managed with venous grafting. A femoral-to-iliac bypass was then performed. The patient subsequently made a full recovery.” At the time of submission, I had been under the impression that the patient had the above findings at surgery. I have been subsequently contacted by the operating surgeon, who has informed me that this was not in fact the case. This therefore invalidates the article, as the screw in question cannot thus be proven to have caused the thrombus.

I would like to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize for the inconvenience caused to all those involved with the Journal’s publication.

Abstract

This article has been retracted at the request of the author.

I would like to formally request that the article entitled, “Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Fixation: An Unexpected Complication” (volume 37, number 4, pp. e407–409; doi: 10.3928/01477447-20140401-66), be retracted.

This is because of an inaccuracy in the article. It relates to the paragraph: “Three weeks after the initial intervention, the patient underwent re-exploration of the region. Trauma to the surrounding tissues after insertion of the screw had led to the formation of scar tissue around the femoral vein. It was decided at this point that the patient should be managed with venous grafting. A femoral-to-iliac bypass was then performed. The patient subsequently made a full recovery.” At the time of submission, I had been under the impression that the patient had the above findings at surgery. I have been subsequently contacted by the operating surgeon, who has informed me that this was not in fact the case. This therefore invalidates the article, as the screw in question cannot thus be proven to have caused the thrombus.

I would like to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize for the inconvenience caused to all those involved with the Journal’s publication.

This article has been retracted at the request of the author.

I would like to formally request that the article entitled, “Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Fixation: An Unexpected Complication” (volume 37, number 4, pp. e407–409; doi: 10.3928/01477447-20140401-66), be retracted.

This is because of an inaccuracy in the article. It relates to the paragraph: “Three weeks after the initial intervention, the patient underwent re-exploration of the region. Trauma to the surrounding tissues after insertion of the screw had led to the formation of scar tissue around the femoral vein. It was decided at this point that the patient should be managed with venous grafting. A femoral-to-iliac bypass was then performed. The patient subsequently made a full recovery.” At the time of submission, I had been under the impression that the patient had the above findings at surgery. I have been subsequently contacted by the operating surgeon, who has informed me that this was not in fact the case. This therefore invalidates the article, as the screw in question cannot thus be proven to have caused the thrombus.

I would like to wholeheartedly and unreservedly apologize for the inconvenience caused to all those involved with the Journal’s publication.

10.3928/01477447-20140401-66

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