Total hip arthroplasty after excision arthroplasty: Indications and limits

Dante Dallari, Milena Fini, Chiara Carubbi, Gianluca Giavaresi, Nicola Rani, Nicolandrea del Piccolo, Maria Sartori, Alessandra Maso

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We reviewed performed a retrospective review of our series of excision arthroplasty patients and identified 16 patients who had undergone the procedure for sepsis, and who we had subsequently subjected to revision to a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Mean follow-up was 96±15 months. There was a significant reduction in limb length discrepancy and a marked improvement in walking capability. Range of movement improved most in patients under 65 years of age. Patient selection is critical, because THA after excision arthroplasty is complex, and may have less satisfactory results primary surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-440
Number of pages5
JournalHIP International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • Excision arthroplasty
  • Infection
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Revision surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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