Author(s): Baldursson H, Brattstrm H, Olsson T
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Abstract Eighteen total hip replacements were performed in 10 patients with ankylosing spondylitis. The mean observation time was 3.8 years. Seven hips had been operated on before total hip replacement (THR); 6 Were ankylotic before THR. The results as regards pain relief and increased walking distance were good. All hips improved in mobility after THR and this improvement was maintained during the observation time. Six of the 10 patients went back to full-time work. The differences between patients with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis, as regards indications for and rehabilitation after THR, are discussed.
This article was published in Acta Orthop Scand
and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research