Anterior iliopsoas impingement is a recognized cause of persistent groin pain after total hip arthroplasty. We report 3 patients with failed total hip arthroplasties resulting from anterior iliopsoas and capsular impingement secondary to a metal femoral ball with a diameter larger than the native femoral head. All patients had the same implant design. Resolution of symptoms occurred in all patients after revision surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this potential failure mechanism with these large-diameter implant designs and should be considered in the appropriate clinical scenario.
- Groin pain
- Iliopsoas impingement
- Painful total hip arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine