Total hip arthroplasty after childhood septic hip in patients younger than25 years of age

Citation
I. Dudkiewicz et al., Total hip arthroplasty after childhood septic hip in patients younger than25 years of age, J PED ORTH, 20(5), 2000, pp. 585-587
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS
ISSN journal
0271-6798 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
585 - 587
Database
ISI
SICI code
0271-6798(200009/10)20:5<585:THAACS>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Childhood septic hip should usually be treated immediately by arthrotomy an d antibiotic. Even if treated correctly, the affected hip may become osteoa rthritic and functionally disabling. Usually the literature is not in favor of total hip arthroplasty in young patients, and the reports are on patien ts older than 32 years of age. We present here a unique group of very young patients with early coxarthrosis caused by septic hip in childhood, with a n average age of 19.14 years (range, 14-25) at the time of the arthroplasty . The Harris hip score improved from a preoperative mean of 58.43 to a post operative mean of 94.14. The follow-up period ranged between 2 and 24 years , with an average of 8.14 years. We conclude that total hip arthroplasty in young people with early coxarthrosis caused by septic hip in childhood pro vides good functional results.