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In a prospective study, total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients were assessed preoperatively and postoperatively (n = 95) to determine if tender points (TPs) are associated with poor THA outcomes. Patients with high follow-up TP counts had higher visual analog scale (VAS) for pain and sleep, higher...
Few studies have evaluated the results of revision of well-fixed components for stiffness, and some authors have recommended against this intervention based on poor reported results. Thirty-five consecutive patients underwent revision of both femoral and tibial components for stiffness. At a mean...
Eighty-seven hips with an infected total hip arthroplasty were treated with an antibiotic spacer and 6 weeks of antibiotics. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements were repeated before attempted reimplanation, and a synovial fluid white blood cell (WBC)...