Total hip arthroplasty is an effective treatment for post-traumatic arthritis after prior acetabular fracture: A systematic review
Author(s): Safa Fassihi
Post-Traumatic Arthritis (PTA) of the hip is a relatively common sequela of acetabular fractures, and if symptomatic, often requires Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) if conservative measures fail. THA for PTA (THA-PTA) has historically performed worse relative to THA for primary osteoarthritis (THA-POA), but recent literature has been challenging these previously reported trends. This review provides an update on the perioperative morbidity, complication rates, implant survivorship, and outcome measures in patient undergoing THA-PTA.