Total Hip Arthroplasty in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Review

  title={Total Hip Arthroplasty in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Review},
  author={J Woodfin Kennedy and Wasim Sardar Khan},
  booktitle={International journal of rheumatology},
The prognosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has greatly improved in recent years, resulting in an increased number of patients reporting musculoskeletal complications such as osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be utilised to alleviate the pain associated with this; however postoperative outcomes in patients with SLE are uncertain. A systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify articles presenting results of THA in SLE, and nine suitable… CONTINUE READING


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