Journal article

Impact of hip arthroplasty registers on orthopaedic practice and perspectives for the future

Claus Varnum, Alma Becic Pedersen, Ola Rolfson, Cecilia Rogmark, Ove Furnes, Geir Hallan, Keijo Makela, Richard de Steiger, Martyn Porter, Soren Overgaard

EFORT OPEN REVIEWS | BRITISH EDITORIAL SOC BONE & JOINT SURGERY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) registers are established in several countries to collect data aiming to improve the results after THA. Monitoring of adverse outcomes after THA has focused mainly on revision surgery, but patient-reported outcomes have also been investigated.Several surgery-related factors influencing the survival of the THA have been thoroughly investigated and have changed clinical practice. These factors include surgical approach, specific implants, the size of the components, type of fixation and different bone cements.Register data have been used to examine the risk of venous thromboembolism and bleeding after THA. These investigations have resulted in shorter duration of t..

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