J Arthroplasty 2022 Jun 20. Epub 2022 Jun 20.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Arthritis and Arthroplasty Design Lab, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address:
Introduction: Revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) for adverse local tissue reactions (ALTRs) secondary to head-neck taper corrosion is associated with a high complication rate. Diagnosis of ALTR is based on risk stratification using the patient's history and examination, implant risk, serum metal ion levels, and imaging. The purpose of this study was to determine if stratification using similar risk factors is predictive of outcomes following revision THA for metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) ALTR. Read More