Total hip arthrosplasty in patients younger than 30 years of age following developmental dysplasia of hip (DDH) in infancy

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Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients is a controversial subject, due to the high failure rates reported in the literature, and even more so in patients with a history of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). A group of 11 patients, all under the age of 30 years at the time of surgery, underwent THA due to congenital dislocation of the hip. Mean age at the time of operation was 23.3 years (range 16-30 years). The mean follow-up period was 9 years (range 3-14 years). The mean preoperative Harris' hip score (HHS) was 56.9 compared with the postoperative HHS of 90.6. Due to aseptic loosening of the cup, 4 patients underwent successful revision arthroplasty. These encouraging medium-term results in our patients suggest that THA may be a good solution for young patients suffering from coxarthrosis due to DDH, at least temporarily, especially when other alternatives, such as arthrodesis or resection arthroplasty, are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume122
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Developmental dysplasia
  • Total hip arthroplasty

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