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Hip resurfacing in patients who have osteonecrosis and are 25 years or under.
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PMID:  20963531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Young patients with osteonecrosis (ON) treated with THA often have suboptimal function and radiographic failure with eventual revision. Resurfacing may be an option because of potentially increased functionality and decreased radiographic failure, although neither has been confirmed in the literature.
QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore compared the clinical scores and radiographic failures of resurfacing patients 25 years or younger with osteonecrosis with those for patients with ON treated with THA.
METHODS: We identified 17 patients (20 resurfaced hips) who were 25 years or younger and treated by resurfacing for ON. Mean followup was 62 months (range, 32-103 months). This group was matched by gender, age, BMI, and followup to 16 patients (20 hips) treated with THA with a mean 61 month followup (range, 34-88 months). Additionally, the group was compared to 78 patients (87 hips) with ON over age 25 who underwent resurfacing during the same time with a mean followup of 61 months (range, 27-112 months).
RESULTS: The mean Harris score improved from 48 points preoperatively to 93 points with a 100% 7.5 year survivorship in the young resurfacing group. In the THA cohort, the mean score improved from 44 points preoperatively to 94 points postoperatively, with a 93.3% 7.5 year survivorship; similar to the results for all resurfacing patients. Radiographs did not reveal malalignment or progressive radiolucencies in any cohort.
CONCLUSION: At approximately 5 year followup, young resurfacing patients were similar to other resurfacing patients and standard THA patients regarding clinical ratings and radiographic failures.
Siraj A Sayeed; Aaron J Johnson; D Alex Stroh; Thomas P Gross; Michael A Mont
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  469     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-16     Completed Date:  2011-07-21     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1582-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods*
Femur Head Necrosis / radiography,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Hip / radiography,  surgery*
Hip Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Osteonecrosis / radiography,  surgery*
Prosthesis Design
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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