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Research Article

Effect of Femoral Head Diameter on Risk of Dislocation after Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Trevor H Magee1, Jordan F Schaeffer1, Daniel S Buck1, Jeremy M Gililland2* and Aaron A Hofmann1
1Hofmann Arthritis Institute, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, USA
2University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Corresponding Author : Jeremy M. Gililland
University of Utah
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT 84108 USA
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Received August 23, 2013; Accepted October 07, 2013; Published October 17, 2013
Citation: Magee TH, Schaeffer JF, Buck DS, Gililland JM, Hofmann AA (2013) Effect of Femoral Head Diameter on Risk of Dislocation after Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthritis 2:109. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000109
Copyright: © 2013 Magee TH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Dislocation is one of the most common complications of total hip arthroplasty. The diameter of the femoral head is one of the more important of the variables under the control of the surgeon. We followed 527 total hip arthroplasties in 469 patients after primary total hip arthroplasty with femoral head sizes ranging from 28 to 44 mm. All surgeries were performed by a single surgeon at one institution. The operative approach was the posterior approach in all patients. The patients were followed at defined intervals and asked about dislocation. There was a mean follow up of 60 months with a range of 12 to 138 months. In total hip arthroplasty, utilizing the posterior approach, we found no statistically significant association between the risk of dislocation and femoral head size.

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