Revision hip arthroplasty in patients with a history of previous malignancy

Moshe Salai, Dov Zippel, Marina Perelman, Aharon Chechik

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: The potential association between implants and malignancy has been discussed in the literature, but never as a cause of loosening of joint arthroplasty. Methods: The records of all patients who underwent revision arthroplasty at our institution between 1992 and 1995 were reviewed. Results: Among 93 patients who underwent revision hip arthroplasties, 11 (11.8%) had a history of previous malignancy. At surgery, in 2 of these patients, metastasis was found to be the cause of loosening in the affected hip. Conclusions: When revision hip arthroplasty is considered, patients with a history of malignancy require attenuated pre-, intra-, and postoperative workup. Management algorithm in such cases is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Loosening
  • Metastasis

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