Retained fragment of surgical gauze in hip arthroplasty - Case report and literature review

Ng Bing Wui, Mohamed Ashraff Mohd Ariff, Rizal Abd Rani, Nor Hamdan Mohamad Yahaya

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Abstract

Cases of retained foreign body are rarely reported due to its medico-legal implications. We present a case of retained surgical gauze fragments after bipolar hemiarthroplasty of hip in a patient who sustained left neck of femur fracture. This complication occurred despite strict adherence to standard operating theater protocols which includes meticulous swab and instrument count. We propose an additional operating room processes and surgical technique in preventing such complications in future hip arthroplasties in our centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Arthroplasty
Hip
Hemiarthroplasty
Femoral Neck Fractures
Operating Rooms
Foreign Bodies

Keywords

  • Femur neck fracture
  • Foreign body
  • Gossypiboma
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Medico-legal

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  • Medicine(all)

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Retained fragment of surgical gauze in hip arthroplasty - Case report and literature review. / Wui, Ng Bing; Ariff, Mohamed Ashraff Mohd; Abd Rani, Rizal; Mohamad Yahaya, Nor Hamdan.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.12.2017, p. 207-210.

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