Cementless total hip arthroplasty with extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy for high congenital hip dislocation

May 5, 2017

Source:  Medicine, 2017, 96 (14) e6581

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This retrospective study evaluated the results of cementless total hip arthroplasty combined with extended sliding trochanteric osteotomy for 19 patients with high congenital hip dislocation. The researchers also assessed whether chronic low back pain was relieved after surgery.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Feasibility of outpatient total hip and knee arthroplasty in unselected patients: a prospective 2-center study

May 3, 2017

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica 2017, 20 April [epub]

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Date of publication:  April 2017

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Identified the number of patients suitable for outpatient THA and TKA in an unselected patient population, investigated the proportion of patients who were discharged on the day of surgery, and identified reasons for patients not being discharged on the day of surgery.

Length of publication:  6 pages

Acknowledgement:  Acta Orthopaedica


Determining health-related quality-of-life outcomes using the SF-6D following total hip arthroplasty

March 20, 2017

Source:  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2017, 99 (6) p. 494-498

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Date of publication: March 15th 2017

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Patients’ perceptions of their postoperative improvement play a role in their surgical success and satisfaction. However, a patient’s perceived improvement in their quality of life can be difficult to quantify. This study used the Short Form-6D utility score as a health-related quality of life measure to determine SF-6D values of patients who have undergone total hip arthoplasty.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Hip shape as a predictor of osteoarthritis progression in a prospective population cohort

January 18, 2017

Source:  Arthritis Care & Research 2016, December 19 [epub]

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Date of publication:  December 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Used radiographic, MRI, DXA and clinical data from 831 patients to test the hypothesis that hip shape is a predictor of osteoarthritis, hip pain, THA, effusion-synovitis, bone marrow lesions, muscle strength and hip structural changes.

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Acknowledgement:  Arthritis Care & Research


Time driven activity based cost of fast-track total hip and knee arthroplasty

January 16, 2017

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2016, December 29 [epub]

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Date of publication:  December 2016

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Looked at 2 different Danish orthopaedic departments with standardised fast-track programmes but with different logistical set-ups, to see if cost-improvements could be made if the organisational set-up was standardised.

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Acknowledgement:  Journal of Arthroplasty


Telemedicine support shortens length of stay after fast-track hip replacement: a randomized controlled trial

November 24, 2016

Source:  Acta Orthopaedica 2016, November 16 [epub]

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Investigated whether using telemedicine support would permit hospital discharge after one day without loss of self-assessed quality of life, loss of functionality, increased anxiety, increased rates of re-admission, or increased rates of complications after hip replacement.  Looked at 72 Danish patients in 1 region who were referred for elective fast-track total hip replacement, half of whom received a telemedicine solution connected to their TV. The patients were followed until 1 year after surgery.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Acta Orthopaedica


Determinants of patient satisfaction and their willingness to return after primary total hip replacement

August 23, 2016

Source:  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2016, 17 (330)

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study looked at factors associated with patient satisfaction after primary total hip replacement (THR), which could affect the willingness of a patient to return to the same hospital for treatment unrelated to THR in the future.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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