Are Gender, Comorbidity, and Obesity Risk Factors for Postoperative Periprosthetic Fractures After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty?

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Abstract

  • We studied the frequency and patient risk factors for postoperative periprosthetic fractures after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). With a mean follow-up of 6.3 years, 305 postoperative periprosthetic fractures occurred in 14% 065 primary THAs. In multivariable-adjusted Cox regression analyses, female gender (hazard ratio [HR], 1.48; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.17-1.88), Deyo-Charlson comorbidity score of 2 (HR, 1.74 for score of 2; 95% CI, 1.25-2.43) or 3 or higher (HR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.26-2.32), and American Society of Anesthesiologist class of 2 (HR, 1.84; 95% CI, 0.90-3.76) or 3 (HR, 2.45; 95% CI, 1.18-5.1) or 4 or higher (HR, 2.68; 95% CI, 0.70-10.28) were significantly associated with higher risk/hazard, and cemented implant, with lower hazard (HR, 0.68; 95% CI, 0.54-0.87) of postoperative periprosthetic fractures. Interventions targeted at optimizing comorbidity management may decrease postoperative fractures after THA. © 2013.
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    Author List

  • Singh JA; Jensen MR; Harmsen SW; Lewallen DG
  • Volume

  • 28
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  • 1