In the Journals

Quality of life measures improved following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty

Patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty experienced significant improvements in general health-related quality of life measures 6 months following surgery, according to results.

Researchers included 12 studies with a total of 1,898 patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty. The studies reported on general health-related quality of life measures with a minimum follow-up of 6 months, according to results.

Researchers found SF-12 physical component scores significantly improved, while mental component scores slightly improved following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Results showed a significant improvement in the health utility measurement with the EuroQol-5D. Researchers also found significant improvements in the WOMAC global score, as well as in the WOMAC subscales of pain, stiffness and function. Similarly, the hip-specific outcome measure and functional status improved postoperatively. – by Casey Tingle

Disclosure: The researchers report no relevant financial disclosures.

Patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty experienced significant improvements in general health-related quality of life measures 6 months following surgery, according to results.

Researchers included 12 studies with a total of 1,898 patients who underwent total hip resurfacing arthroplasty. The studies reported on general health-related quality of life measures with a minimum follow-up of 6 months, according to results.

Researchers found SF-12 physical component scores significantly improved, while mental component scores slightly improved following total hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Results showed a significant improvement in the health utility measurement with the EuroQol-5D. Researchers also found significant improvements in the WOMAC global score, as well as in the WOMAC subscales of pain, stiffness and function. Similarly, the hip-specific outcome measure and functional status improved postoperatively. – by Casey Tingle

Disclosure: The researchers report no relevant financial disclosures.