Porous-coated total hip arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Thirty-five porous-coated total hip arthroplasties were implanted in 25 patients with juvenile-onset or adult-onset rheumatoid arthritis and prospectively followed for a mean of 4.5 years (range, 3-6.5 years). Using the Harris hip rating, the mean hip score at the final follow-up evaluation was 91, and 86% of the hips had a good or excellent result. Thirty-one hips had no hip or thigh pain, while four had occasional slight pain. After surgery, 10 patients were employed and the remainder were ambulatory. There were no early or late deep infections. There was one reoperation for recurrent dislocation of the hip, but the components were not removed. Radiographic evaluation of the acetabular component showed that only one component had a complete radiolucent line in all three zones. Three femoral components had nonprogressive subsidence. At this intermediate-term follow-up period, porous-coated total hip arthroplasty is a promising technique that is likely to be successful in young patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lachiewicz, PF

Published Date

  • February 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 8163982

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-5403

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0883-5403(94)90132-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States