The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes of THA using large-diameter metal-on-metal articulation in patients with neuromuscular weakness. Nineteen consecutive patients (19 hips) with neuromuscular weakness and displaced femoral neck fractures were enrolled. Functional improvement and recovery, radiological evaluation of THA and surgical morbidity were assessed. Mean Harris hip and WOMAC scores at final follow-up were 81.0 and 42.9, respectively. At final follow-up, no dislocation, metal hypersensitivity, or osteolysis was observed and no patient required revision of THA. The findings of this study indicate that the functional results of THA using large-diameter metal-on-metal articulation in patients with neuromuscular weakness can produce satisfactory outcomes with early functional recovery and a low dislocation rate.
The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 4, 797 - 801
Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Large-Diameter Metal-On-Metal Articulation in Patients With Neuromuscular WeaknessPark, Kyung-Soon et al.