The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 3, 596 - 600

Higher Revision and Complication Rates Following Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Kapadia, Bhaveen H. et al.

The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Between 2001 and 2010, all total hip arthroplasties performed at a single institution were reviewed to identify patients who had IBD. There were 23 total hip arthroplasties in the study group, which were matched in a 1:3 ratio to 69 additional hips. At a mean follow-up of 49 months (range, 24–96 months), patients with IBD had an overall significantly lower survivorship of 87% (n = 3 revisions), compared to 98.5% (n = 1 revision) in the matched group who had a mean follow-up of 47 months (range, 24–94 months). In addition, there were significantly higher major complications in the study group (5 patients) compared to the matched group (2 patients). These results indicate that patients with IBD had an overall higher revision and complication rate.

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