Hip Replacement in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Rajesh Malhotra* and Gaurav Sharma
Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rajesh Malhotra
Department of Orthopedics
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 28, 2014; Accepted Date: March 21, 2014; Published Date: March 24, 2014
Citation: Rajesh Malhotra, Gaurav Sharma (2014) Hip Replacement in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Orthop Muscul Syst 3:149. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000149
Copyright: © 2014 Malhotra R, 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.
Hip involvement in Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with preexisting spinal deformity further compromises their posture and limits their mobility. Although medical management has improved the outcome and may have reduced the need for surgery, orthopedic surgery and in particular Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is often required to manage pain and restore function and mobility.
THA remains the most effective treatment strategy to relieve pain and improve ambulatory status in these patients. However many important considerations regarding preoperative evaluation and surgical technique must be taken into account in order to improve the results of THA in this subgroup of patients.