We investigated the outcome of the contralateral hip in patients with rapidly destructive arthrosis of the hip after total hip arthroplasty. Twenty-four patients were included, and the mean duration of radiographic follow-up was 7.0 years (range, 3.8-17.8 years). To assess the capable parameters for predicting the development of osteoarthritis, we evaluated the receiver operating characteristic curves. Three (12.5%) of 24 patients developed osteoarthritis and underwent total hip arthroplasty within 3.8 to 6.5 years. In these 3 patients, both the acetabular-head index and the center-edge angle were significantly lower than those in patients without osteoarthritis (P < .005). Based on the receiver operating characteristic curves, both an acetabular-head index of less than 72% and a center-edge angle of less than 16° were considered to be associated with the development of osteoarthritis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine