Outcome and long-term results following total hip replacement in elderly patients

R. N. Levy, C. M. Levy, J. Snyder, J. Digiovanni

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Abstract

The authors reviewed the preoperative and postoperative charts and radiographs of 100 patients who were at least 80 years old when they underwent total hip arthroplasty. Seventy-six of these patients were available for further reexamination and evaluation. The average patient age was 85.2 years old (range, 80-97 years). The average followup period was 59.4 months (range, 26-146 months). The female to male ratio was 4 to 1. Osteoarthritis was the most common diagnosis. Hospital stay ranged from 12 to 39 days. Preoperative Charnley pain and walking scores averaged 5.1 points of a possible 12 points, and postoperative scores averaged 10.6 points. Eighty- eight percent of patients remained community walkers, and 60% used a cane. Four percent of the patients had 1 dislocation. There were no instances of mechanical loosening and no deaths. Subjective satisfaction was high. The level of independent living was maintained in 96% of patients at long-term followup. A satisfactory and cost-effective health outcome can be anticipated after total hip arthroplasty in octogenarian and nonagenarian patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Volume316
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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