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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

Abstract

ABUGHALYA, MS; RYAN, P  and  GOGA, IE. The radiological outcome of uncemented femoral stems in rheumatoid patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty: results at minimum eight years. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp.22-26. ISSN 2309-8309.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n3a1.

BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a multi-systemic disease which affects all synovial joints. Compromised bone quality may have a negative impact on prosthesis incorporation after total hip replacement, resulting in an increased risk of aseptic loosening and early implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2002 and 2007, 49 patients (age 29-80 years) underwent total hip replacement. Radiographs were evaluated for signs of loosening or failure. RESULT: Of the 49 hips, there was one case of stem subsidence, and one case of aseptic loosening. There were no revisions in the current series. Complications included eight (16.3%) intra-operative calcar fractures, which healed uneventfully. CONCLUSION: We report satisfactory radiological results, and revision rate in a group of rheumatoid patients at mid-term review following total hip replacement with uncemented femoral stems.

Keywords : rheumatoid arthritis; uncemented stem; femoral stem; hip; total hip arthroplasty; radiological assessment.

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