The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 7, 1206 - 1211

Total Hip Arthroplasty in Young Females With Congenital Dislocation of the Hip, Radically Improves Their Long-Term Quality of Life

Roidis, Nikolaos T. et al.

Eighty-two female patients with low dislocation (67 hips) or high dislocation (48 hips) were assessed using clinical scores and EQ-5D quality of life (QoL) questionnaire. Assessment was performed at the first to second year postoperatively and at the final follow-up, after a minimum of 12 years (12–37). Patients reported with a high EQ-5D health state VAS scale, VAS index and TTO index at 1 to 2 years follow-up (94,21/0,907/0,931) that remained considerably high despite the long-term follow-up (73,8/0,721/0,746). The scores for pain and range of motion presented with a statistically significant improvement at 1 to 2 years postoperatively and at the time of final follow-up. Function scores have declined with age. Total hip arthroplasty in CHD patients radically improves QoL for a long period of time.

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