Outcome of hip arthroplasty in octogenarians compared with younger patients.

Abstract

This prospective study aimed to ascertain if octogenarians undergoing primary hip arthroplasty experienced a similar clinical outcome and complication rate as younger patients. Significantly better (p=0.019) improvement in mean Harris hip score (SD) was seen 18 months after surgery in the younger cohort: 43.4 (SD 13.8) compared with 39.8 (SD 10.6). Length… (More)
DOI: 10.5301/HIP.2008.5633

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