First hip arthroplasty register in Italy: 55,000 cases and 7 year follow-up

S. Stea, B. Bordini, M. De Clerico, K. Petropulacos, A. Toni

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The Register for Orthopaedic Prosthetic Implantation (RIPO) has been prospectively collecting data on hip prostheses performed in all the orthopaedic units in the region Emilia-Romagna since January 2000. The register aims to determine the characteristics of patients, evaluate the effectiveness of prostheses, and allow internal audit. Adherence to the register is compulsory (93% capture). By 31 December 2006 the register contained data on 35,041 primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), 14,613 hemiarthoplasties, and 5,878 revisions. All prosthetic components are registered on an individual basis. Survival analysis is done following the Kaplan Meier method. Cumulative survival rate at 7 years is 96.8% (95% CI: 96.4-97.1%) for THA and 97.6% (97.0-98.3%) for hemiarthroplasties. Multivariate analysis verified that survival of the THA is affected by pathology, where the worst conditions are rheumatoid arthritis, femoral neck fracture, and sequelae of coxitis or Paget's disease. Results are comparable to other major registers of Northern Europe and Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-346
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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