Clinical evaluation of 104 hip resection arthroplasties after removal of a total hip prosthesis

P. G. Marchetti, A. Toni, N. Baldini, R. Binazzi, L. D'Elia, A. Sudanese, M. Spinelli

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Functional results of resection arthroplasty are currently considered poor. In 104 hip prosthesis removals after either septic or aseptic loosening, pain, walking, joint motility, life style, and patient's opinion were evaluated. A satisfactory result was recorded in 72% of cases. Prognosis is poorer in patients who are younger, have septic loosening, and have poor residual mobility. Resection arthroplasty should be considered a salvage procedure in cases of septic loosening and/or bone stock deficiency after a failed total hip arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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