Lack of Early Dislocation following Total Hip Arthroplasty with a New Dual Mobility Acetabular DesignVigdorchik JM, D’Apuzzo MR, Markel DC, et al.
Dual mobility implant designs minimise the risk of dislocation without sacrificing range of motion. Between 1st September 2008 and 31st July 2011, 5 institutions examined early clinical outcomes of a new dual mobility bearing hip system implanted in 485 primary THAs in 452 patients. Patient demographics were 46% female, a mean age of 67 years and a mean BMI of 30. Complications at a minimum of 2 years after surgery included 1 femur fracture, 1 DVT and 4 unrelated deaths. There were no dislocations. For functional outcomes, Harris Hip Scores increased from 41 to 86 (p<0.001), while VAS pain scores decreased from 5.9 to 0.7 (p<0.001). Minimal complications, excellent early clinical outcomes and the absence of early dislocations demonstrate the improved stability of this dual mobility implant system.