Journal article

The Outcome of Cemented Acetabular Components in Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis Defines a Proficiency Threshold: Results of 22,956 Cases From the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Richard J Hanly, Sarah L Whitehouse, Michelle F Lorimer, Richard N de Steiger, A John Timperley, Ross W Crawford, Dirk van Bavel

JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE INC MEDICAL PUBLISHERS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The declining popularity of cemented acetabular components is incongruous, given the published results of prostheses implanted using contemporary techniques. The outcome of arthroplasty has previously been demonstrated to correlate with surgeon experience and volume of practice. We aim to explore if surgeon volume alters outcomes of cemented acetabular components based on survivorship data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR). METHODS: An observational study was undertaken using a cohort of 22,956 patients with a primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis in the period 2003-2016 in whom cemented acetabular components were implanted. T..

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