Relationship of total hip arthroplasty outcomes to other orthopaedic procedures

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1997 Nov;(344):88-93.

Abstract

The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 was used preoperatively and 2 years postoperatively to compare patients' self reported assessment of health and function between 151 patients who had primary total hip replacement and 49 patients who had total hip revision, 149 patients who had primary total knee replacements, 41 patients who had lumbar laminectomy, and 43 patients who had scoliosis surgery. Primary total hip arthroplasty and lumbar laminectomy posted equivalent followup scores. Primary total hip arthroplasty showed significant improvements in physical function and health perception when compared with revision total hip arthroplasty; all other health parameters were similar. Primary total hip arthroplasty showed significantly better followup scores and greater improvement in scores in four of nine categories of the SF-36 when compared with primary total knee arthroplasty (despite identical scores preoperatively). Despite a higher level of assessed health preoperatively, patients who had scoliosis surgery compared least favorably with patients who had primary total hip arthroplasty at 2 years followup. In terms of patient self assessment of health and function, primary total hip arthroplasty and lumbar laminectomy for radiculopathy gave the best results.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / surgery
  • Prospective Studies
  • Scoliosis / surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Treatment Outcome