Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.
Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45147, Essen, Germany.
Background: The role of illicit drug abuse in total joint arthroplasty is largely unknown and is likely underestimated. Patients with drug addictions often suffer from septic osteoarthritis or a necrosis of the femoral head. Purpose of the study was to evaluate the operative management and clinical outcome of total hip replacement in patients with a history of intravenous drug abuse. Read More