Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

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Hip 723 articles


Corrosion at the Cone/Taper Interface Leads to Failure of Large-diameter Metal-on-metal Total Hip Arthroplasties

Heiko Meyer MD, Tina Mueller BS, Gesine Goldau BS, Kathrin Chamaon PhD, Marcel Ruetschi MD, Christoph H. Lohmann MD

Metal-on-metal (MoM) THAs have reduced wear rates compared with metal-on-polyethylene. However, elevated serum metal ion levels and pseudotumors have been reported in large MoM articulations.

Aggressive Early Débridement for Treatment of Acutely Infected Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty

Mohamed Sukeik MRCSEd, Shelain Patel MRCS, Fares Sami Haddad FRCS(Tr&O)

Up to 2% of THAs are complicated by infection, leading to dissatisfied patients with poor function and major social and economic consequences. The challenges are control of infection, restoration of full function, and prevention of recurrence. Irrigation and débridement with or without exchange of modular components remains an attractive alternative to two-stage reimplantation in acutely infected THAs but with variable results from previous studies.

Save the Torn Labrum in Hips With Borderline Acetabular Coverage

Niraj V. Kalore MD, William A. Jiranek MD

Hip arthroscopy for labral tears improves short-term function, but reoperations occur in 5% to 47% of patients. The effect of borderline acetabular coverage on reoperation rate has been debated. Labral repair rather than débridement has been proposed to improve function, but the effect on reoperation rate is unclear.

Do Revised Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasties Lead to Outcomes Comparable to Those of Primary and Revised Total Hip Arthroplasties?

William Desloges MD, Isabelle Catelas PhD, Toru Nishiwaki MD, Paul R. Kim MD, FRCSC, Paul E. Beaulé MD, FRCSC

A theoretical clinical advantage of hip resurfacing (HR) is the preservation of femoral bone. HR femoral component revision reportedly yields postoperative function comparable to that of primary THA. However, few studies have looked at the outcome of both HR femoral and acetabular side revisions.

The 2012 Frank Stinchfield Award: Decreasing Patient Activity With Aging: Implications for Crosslinked Polyethylene Wear

Andrew K. Battenberg BS, Jeffrey S. Hopkins MD, Andrew D. Kupiec, Thomas P. Schmalzried MD

Patient activity influences polyethylene wear. However, it is unclear how individual activity changes with patient aging after THA.

Alumina-on-alumina THA Performed in Patients Younger Than 30 Years: A 10-year Minimum Followup Study

Hyeong Jo Yoon MD, Jeong Joon Yoo MD, Kang Sup Yoon MD, Kyung-Hoi Koo MD, Hee Joong Kim MD

THA in patients younger than 30 years presents challenges because of uncertainties regarding the long-term survivorship of prostheses. Alumina-on-alumina bearings, which exhibit little long-term wear, may be a reasonable option but the long-term survivorship is unknown.

Hip Capsule Dimensions in Patients With Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Pilot Study

Jan Weidner MD, Lorenz Büchler MD, Martin Beck MD

Joint-preserving hip surgery, either arthroscopic or open, increasingly is used for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). As a consequence of surgery, thickening of the joint capsule and intraarticular adhesions between the labrum and joint capsule and between the femoral neck and the joint capsule have been observed. These alterations are believed to cause persistent pain and reduced range of motion. Because the diagnosis is made with MR arthrography, knowledge of the normal capsular anatomy and thickness on MRI in patients is important. To date there is no such information available.

Do Fluoroscopy and Postoperative Radiographs Correlate for Periacetabular Osteotomy Corrections?

Charles L. Lehmann MD, Jeffrey J. Nepple MD, Geneva Baca BA, Perry L. Schoenecker MD, John C. Clohisy MD

The Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) can relieve pain and restore function in patients with symptomatic acetabular dysplasia. Accurate acetabular correction is fundamental to achieving these clinical goals and presumably enhancing survivorship of the reconstruction. Fluoroscopy is used by some surgeons to assess intraoperative acetabular correction but it is unclear whether the features observed by fluoroscopy accurately reflect those on postoperative radiographs.

The Acetabular Wall Index for Assessing Anteroposterior Femoral Head Coverage in Symptomatic Patients

Klaus A. Siebenrock MD, Lea Kistler, Joseph M. Schwab MD, Lorenz Büchler MD, Moritz Tannast MD

Understanding acetabular pathomorphology is necessary to correctly treat patients with hip complaints. Existing radiographic parameters classify acetabular coverage as deficient, normal, or excessive but fail to quantify contributions of anterior and posterior wall coverage. A simple, reproducible, and valid measurement of anterior and posterior wall coverage in patients with hip pain would be a clinically useful tool.

What Are the Risks Accompanying the Reduced Wear Benefit of Low-clearance Hip Resurfacing?

Joseph Daniel FRCS MS(Orth), Hena Ziaee BSc(Hons), Amir Kamali PhD, MEng, Chandra Pradhan FRCS MCh(Orth), Derek McMinn MD, FRCS

Clearance is an important determinant of metal-metal bearing function. Tribologic theory and laboratory evidence suggest low clearance (LC) reduces wear but with a potential to increase friction and clinical reports show LC resurfacings have high implant failure rates. Thus, the role of LC is unclear.