Algimantas Čebatorius, Aleksej Lebedev, Justinas Stučinskas, Donatas Senkanec, Andrius Stasiulis
Every year about 4000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in Lithuania. It is a main method for the osteoarthritis treatment. In 2011 a Lithuanian register of arthroplasty was started aiming to analyse the results of the hip and knee replacement surgery as well as the revision rate of the least. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implants being used for the patients of different age groups as well as their survival rate. The study included all cases of primal hip arthroplasty starting from 2011 untill the 1st of January 2013. A follow up of 1 year was achieved. The revision surgeries were also recorded. According to the survey during a period from 2011 to 2013 there was a total of 8850 hip arthroplasties performed. The overall implant survival after an average of 30 months following the initial surgery was 97.3 percent. There was no significant difference between cemented and uncemented implants survival rate in patients aged over and under 60 years.
Keyword(s): total hipe artrhoplasty; cemented implant; mechanical fixation; survival rate; revisional surgery.
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