Author(s): Dorr LD, Luckett M, Conaty JP
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Abstract Eighty-one cemented total hip arthroplasties in patients younger than 45 years were reviewed with an average 9.2-year follow-up interval. The results were compared with the same group previously reported at an average follow-up time of 4.5 years. Clinically satisfactory results were 58\% compared with 78\% at 4.5 years. The revision rate almost tripled to 33\%. Impending failure was present in 56\% of those hips not yet revised. In the first study, technique was a primary determinant of success. In this report there was no influence of technique on the incidence of revision. Age did not influence revision rates either, with 35\% in patients younger than 30 years and 32\% in patients aged 30-45 years. Patients younger than 30 years had fewer satisfactory clinical results and a higher rate of impending failure. As in the first study, the best results were obtained in patients with inflammatory collagen disease aged from 30 to 45 years.
This article was published in Clin Orthop Relat Res
and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies