Outcomes of limited femoral resurfacing arthroplasty compared with total hip arthroplasty for osteonecrosis of the femoral head

Michael A. Mont, Amar D. Rajadhyaksha, David S. Hungerford

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Abstract

This study compared the results of limited femoral head resurfacing arthroplasty versus total hip arthroplasty (THA) for osteonecrosis. Thirty consecutive patients who had undergone a femoral head resurfacing procedure for osteonecrosis of the femoral head were compared with 30 consecutive patients who had undergone a THA. Both groups of patients had Steinberg stage III or IV disease with no acetabular cartilage involvement radiographically and by intraoperative inspection. At a 7-year mean follow-up for the resurfacing group and an 8-year mean follow-up for the THA group, the survival rate was 90% and 93% (P=.3). This study supports the femoral head resurfacing procedure as an alternative to THA for the time period studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume16
Issue number8 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Limited femoral resurfacing
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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