The Impact of Lumbar Spine Disease and Deformity on Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Concomitant spine and hip disease in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) presents a management challenge. Degenerative lumbar spine conditions are known to decrease lumbar lordosis and limit lumbar flexion and extension, leading to altered pelvic mechanics and increased demand for hip motion. In this study, the effect of lumbar spine disease on complications after primary THA was assessed. The Medicare database was searched from 2005 to 2012 using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, procedure codes for primary THA and diagnosis codes for preoperative diagnoses of lumbosacral spondylosis, lumbar disk herniation, acquired spondylolisthesis, and degenerative disk disease. The control group consisted of all patients without a lumbar spine diagnosis who underwent THA. The risk ratios for prosthetic hip dislocation, revision THA, periprosthetic fracture, and infection were significantly higher for all 4 lumbar diseases at all time points relative to controls. The average complication risk ratios at 90 days were 1.59 for lumbosacral spondylosis, 1.62 for disk herniation, 1.65 for spondylolisthesis, and 1.53 for degenerative disk disease. The average complication risk ratios at 2 years were 1.66 for lumbosacral spondylosis, 1.73 for disk herniation, 1.65 for spondylolisthesis, and 1.59 for degenerative disk disease. Prosthetic hip dislocation was the most common complication at 2 years in all 4 spinal disease cohorts, with risk ratios ranging from 1.76 to 2.00. This study shows a significant increase in the risk of complications following THA in patients with lumbar spine disease. [Orthopedics. 2017; 40(3):e520-e525.].

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Cited Authors

  • Blizzard, DJ; Sheets, CZ; Seyler, TM; Penrose, CT; Klement, MR; Gallizzi, MA; Brown, CR

Published Date

  • May 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e520 - e525

PubMed ID

  • 28358974

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2367

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01477447-20170327-03


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States