Total Hip Arthroplasty for Posttraumatic Conditions

Min Lu, MD; Dayna Phillips, MD


J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019;27(8):275-285. 

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Absolute contraindications include active infection and notable medical conditions that increase the patient's risk of morbidity or mortality. Conversion arthroplasty is associated with greater morbidity than primary total hip arthroplasty,[3,4] and the clinician should assess whether any medical conditions can be optimized preoperatively, including glycemic control, tobacco use, and anemia, among others. In younger patients, consideration should be given to whether the native hip can be preserved by any nonarthroplasty options. For patients aged 45 years or younger with a viable femoral head and intact joint space, revision fracture fixation or osteotomy may be preferred.