The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 1, 162 - 166

Hip Osteonecrosis: Does Prior Hip Surgery Alter Outcomes Compared to an Initial Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Issa, Kimona et al.

The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients who had osteonecrosis to see if prior hip preserving surgery affected outcomes. Implant survivorship, Harris hip scores, and radiographic outcomes were compared between 87 patients (92 hips) who had undergone prior hip preserving procedures and 105 patients (121 hips) who had only undergone THA. Patients were also sub-stratified into low- and high-risk groups for osteonecrosis. At a mean follow-up of 75 months, there were no significant differences in survivorship, clinical, and radiographic outcomes among the cohorts. Higher revision rates were associated with patients who were in the high-risk group. The authors believe that hip joint preserving procedures may not adversely affect the outcomes of later THA in patients with osteonecrosis.

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