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THA LESS LIKELY TO LEAD TO REOPERATION THAN HEMIARTHROPLASTY

THA LESS LIKELY TO LEAD TO REOPERATION THAN HEMIARTHROPLASTY

A study published in the August issue of the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) finds that total hip arthroplasty (THA) is associated with a lower risk of subsequent reoperation compared to treatment with hemiarthroplasty. The authors conducted a meta-analysis of 12 randomized, controlled trials covering 1320 patients. They found no significant difference in mortality, local infections, and general complications between patients undergoing THA and hemiarthoplasty. There was a higher risk of dislocation in patients undergoing THA, but THA patients overall had higher Harris Hip scores at 1 year and at 3 or 4 years postoperative.