Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

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Hip 723 articles


Environmental Tobacco and Wood Smoke Increase the Risk of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Anjali Benjamin Daniel MD, Hitesh Shah MS Orth, Asha Kamath PhD, Vasudev Guddettu MSc, Benjamin Joseph MCh Orth

The etiology of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) remains unknown. A few studies have suggested passive smoke inhalation may be a risk factor, although the association is not confirmed and a causal relationship has not been established.

Second-generation Annealed Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Exhibits Low Wear

James A. D’Antonio MD, William N. Capello MD, Rama Ramakrishnan MS

Compared with conventional polyethylene, first-generation highly cross-linked polyethylenes have low wear, but controversy exists regarding their reduced mechanical strength and/or retained free radicals. Second-generation highly cross-linked polyethylenes have been developed to reduce wear, maintain mechanical strength, and have oxidative resistance, but it is unclear whether they do so.

Tantalum Augments for Paprosky IIIA Defects Remain Stable at Midterm Followup

Daniel J. Gaizo MD, Vamsi Kancherla MD, Scott M. Sporer MD, Wayne G. Paprosky MD

Initial reports with short-term followup of porous tantalum acetabular components and augments for Paprosky IIIA acetabular defects demonstrate high hip scores, low rates of aseptic loosening, and low rates of complications. However, longer-term followup with a larger cohort is needed to determine the durability of these reconstructions.

Does Shelf Acetabuloplasty Influence Acetabular Growth and Remodeling?

Won Joon Yoo MD, Hyuk Ju Moon MD, Tae-Joon Cho MD, In Ho Choi MD

Shelf acetabuloplasty has the potential to cause iatrogenic acetabular growth arrest, although accelerated acetabular growth has been reported based on plain radiographic evaluations in patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Because plain radiographs may be limited in depicting actual acetabular morphology, it is unclear whether there are growth disturbances.

Causes of Failure of Ceramic-on-Ceramic and Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasties

Manny Porat MD, Javad Parvizi MD, FRCS, Peter F. Sharkey MD, Keith R. Berend MD, Adolph V. Lombardi MD, FACS, Robert L. Barrack MD

Few large series of hard bearing surfaces have reported on reasons for early failure. A number of unique mechanisms of failure, including fracture, squeaking, and adverse tissue reactions, have been reported with these hard bearing surfaces. However, the incidence varies among the published studies.

High Incidence of Migration with Poor Initial Fixation of the Accolade® Stem

Craig A. White MD, Sasha Carsen MD, Kevin Rasuli BSc, Robert J. Feibel MD, FRCSC, Paul R. Kim MD, FRCSC, Paul E. Beaulé MD, FRCSC

Numerous cementless femoral stem design variations are in clinical use. Because initial implant instability and micromotion are associated with aseptic loosening of the femoral component, migration analysis provides an early assessment of implant survivorship.

Does Previous Reconstructive Surgery Influence Functional Improvement and Deformity Correction After Periacetabular Osteotomy?

Gregory G. Polkowski MD, Eduardo N. Novais MD, Young-Jo Kim MD, Michael B. Millis MD, Perry L. Schoenecker MD, John C. Clohisy MD

The Bernese periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is commonly used to surgically treat residual acetabular dysplasia. However, the degree to which function and radiographic deformity are corrected in patients with more severe deformities that have undergone previous reconstructive pelvic or femoral osteotomies is unclear.

Proximal Component Modularity in THA—At What Cost?: An Implant Retrieval Study

A. M. Kop PhD, C. Keogh DipAppSci, E. Swarts BSc

While modular femoral heads have been used in THA for decades, a recent innovation is a second neck-stem taper junction. Clinical advantages include intraoperative adjustment of leg length, femoral anteversion, and easier revision, all providing flexibility to the surgeon; however, there have been reports of catastrophic fracture, cold welding, and corrosion and fretting of the modular junction.

The Frank Stinchfield Award: Dislocation in Revision THA: Do Large Heads (36 and 40 mm) Result in Reduced Dislocation Rates in a Randomized Clinical Trial?

Donald S. Garbuz MD, MHSc, Bassam A. Masri MD, Clive P. Duncan MD, MSc, Nelson V. Greidanus MD, MPH, Eric R. Bohm MD, MSc, Martin J. Petrak MSc, PEng, Craig J. Della Valle MD, Allan E. Gross MD

Dislocation after revision THA is a common complication. Large heads have the potential to decrease dislocation rate, but it is unclear whether they do so in revision THA.

Is the Dislocation Rate Higher after Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases?

Kuen Tak Suh MD, Dae Woong Kim MD, Hong Seok Lee MD, Yoon Jae Seong MD, Jung Sub Lee MD

Patients with neuromuscular disease reportedly have a higher incidence of postoperative dislocation after bipolar hemiarthroplasty. Although the literature has focused on a high prevalence of preoperative neurologic conditions in patients who had dislocations after bipolar hemiarthroplasties, the relative incidence of dislocation in patients with neuromuscular disease and without is unclear.