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Total hip arthroplasty for alcoholic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
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PMID:  19634830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head in the setting of alcohol abuse is a potential important cause of symptomatic hip disease in young patients. All cases of uncemented primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a primary operative diagnosis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head secondary to alcohol abuse treated at our institution from January 1990 to February 2002 were identified. Twenty-three patients with 28 hips were identified; all patients had advanced disease (subchondral collapse) that was unresponsive to conservative treatment modalities. Within 5 years of index THA, 2 patients were lost to follow-up, and 2 patients died from causes unrelated to their surgery. The remaining 19 patients underwent 24 THAs. Unilateral THA was performed in 14 patients, and bilateral THA was performed in 5 patients. Seventeen men and 2 women with an average age of 41.8 years (range, 30-59 years) at the time of THA were included in the study. The average duration to clinical follow-up was 7.6 years. There was significant improvement in hip pain and hip function scores. Seven THAs were revised at a mean 6.7 years following index THA. Five- and 10-year implant survivorship free of revision was 96% and 64%, respectively (Kaplan-Meier Survivorship Analysis). The continued use of alcohol was associated with a slightly increased risk of failure (61% implant survivorship at 10 years in those with continued alcohol intake vs 75% 10-year survivorship in those without).
Brandon Yuan; Michael J Taunton; Robert T Trousdale
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopedics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1938-2367     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthopedics     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806107     Medline TA:  Orthopedics     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications*
Arthralgia / etiology*,  prevention & control*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Femur Head Necrosis / etiology*,  surgery*
Joint Instability / etiology*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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