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Recurrent and non-recurrent dislocation following total hip arthroplasty.

Authors
  • Lindberg, H O
  • Carlsson, A S
  • Gentz, C F
  • Pettersson, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1982
Volume
53
Issue
6
Pages
947–952
Identifiers
PMID: 7180407
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The rate of post-operative dislocation after primary total hip arthroplasty in 1739 cases was 3.3 per cent; 0.9 per cent being classified as recurrent dislocations. Malposition of the socket, limb shortening or any other single technical factors could not be demonstrated to be responsible for post-operative dislocation of the hip. A previous osteotomy predisposed for dislocation, but in no case was this dislocation classified as recurrent. Cases with a previous cervical-femoral fracture were significantly more commonly dislocated compared with coxarthrosis cases. This fact probably could be explained by a high rate of alcoholism in men and old age in women.

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