Osman Civan, Mustafa Ürgüden

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye

Keywords: Coloarticular fistula, complication, revision hip arthroplasty.


Coloarticular fistulas extending to the hip joint are rare and serious pathologies causing morbidity and mortality due to sepsis. Herein, we present two cases with rarely seen coloarticular fistula complications following hip arthroplasty operations. One is with extracting gas from the cutaneous fistula after multiple revision total hip arthroplasty operations and one is after bipolar hip hemiarthroplasty with radiation therapy as a possible etiological factor. These reports emphasize that the drains must be followed for a possible color change and air uptake due to intestinal gas content after infected hip arthroplasty operations.

Citation: Civan O, Ürgüden M. Coloarticular fistula following hip arthroplasty: A report of two cases. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2022;33(2):462-466.

Author Contributions

Collecting and analysing the datas, writing: O.C.; Study conception and design, primer operator of the cases: M.Ü.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.

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The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.