Revision of failed hip resurfacing to total hip arthroplasty rapidly relieves pain and improves function in the early post operative period
1 The London Hip Unit, 4thFloor, 30 Devonshire Street, London, UK, W1G 6PU
2 The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK, HA7 4LP
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2010, 5:88 doi:10.1186/1749-799X-5-88Published: 29 November 2010
We reviewed the results of 25 consecutive patients who underwent revision of a hip resurfacing prosthesis to a total hip replacement. Revisions were performed for recurrent pain and effusion, infection and proximal femoral fractures. Both components were revised in 20 cases.
There were 12 male and 13 female patients with average time to revision of 34.4 and 26.4 months respectively. The mean follow up period was 12.7 months (3 to 31). All patients reported relief of pain and excellent satisfaction scores. Two patients experienced stiffness up to three months post operatively.
Pre operative Oxford, Harris and WOMAC hip scores were 39.1, 36.4 and 52.2 respectively. Mean post operative scores at last follow up were 17.4, 89.8 and 6.1 respectively (p < 0.001 for each score). These results show that conversion of hip resurfacing to total hip arthroplasty has high satisfaction rates. These results compare favourably with those for revision total hip arthroplasty.