Total hip arthroplasty in patients on long-term renal dialysis

J Arthroplasty. 1999 Aug;14(5):571-5. doi: 10.1016/s0883-5403(99)90079-7.


End-stage renal failure patients on long-term renal dialysis who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) were followed. Fifteen hips were implanted in 12 patients. There was a high mortality (58%) and high overall early complication rate (58%) with a deep infection rate of 13%. Of patients, 76% (n = 11) had good clinicoradiologic outcome of the THA before their death or at their latest follow-up. THA in patients on dialysis, however, should be reserved for those among this group who are expected to have a better life expectancy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Female
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / complications
  • Femoral Neck Fractures / surgery
  • Femur Head Necrosis / complications
  • Femur Head Necrosis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / complications
  • Osteoarthritis / surgery
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome