Table 1

Timing of acute deterioration, as described in the free-text section of the patient safety incident reports

Deterioration described to have occurredNumber of reports (%)
During cement insertion2439
Shortly after cement insertion610
After cement insertion1626
During prosthesis insertion23
After prosthesis insertion12
At closing12
Within 1 min of cement insertion35
2–3 min after cement insertion46
4–6 min after cement insertion35
7–15 min after cement insertion23