Early postoperative complications after total hip arthroplasty: current strategies for prevention and treatment

Mohsin Khan, Craig J. Della Valle, David J. Jacofsky, R. Michael Meneghini, Fares S. Haddad

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Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty is a highly successful treatment for end-stage arthritis that substantially improves patients' symptoms and function. Unfortunately, complications in the early postoperative period are inevitable, even in procedures performed by experienced surgeons using careful surgical techniques. Current strategies to prevent and effectively manage the most common early complications after total hip arthroplasty, including periprosthetic joint infection, instability, leg-length inequality, and periprosthetic femoral fracture, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-346
Number of pages10
JournalInstructional course lectures
Volume64
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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