Hip stress distribution - Predictor of dislocation in hip arthroplasties. A retrospective study of 149 arthroplasties

Autoři: Matevž Tomaževič aff001;  Tina Kaiba aff001;  Urban Kurent aff002;  Rihard Trebše aff003;  Matej Cimerman aff002;  Veronika Kralj-Iglič aff001
Působiště autorů: Laboratory of Clinical Biophysics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia aff001;  Department of Traumatology, Division of Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia aff002;  Orthopaedic Hospital Valdoltra, Ankaran, Slovenia aff003
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(11)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225459


Dislocation after hip arthroplasty is still a major concern. Recent study of the volumetric wear of the cup has suggested that stresses studied in a one-legged stance model could predispose arthroplasty dislocation. The aim of this work was to study whether biomechanical parameters of contact stress distribution in total hip arthroplasty during a neutral hip position can predict a higher possibility of the arthroplasty dislocating. Biomechanical parameters were determined using 3-dimensional mathematical models of the one-legged stance within the HIPSTRESS method. Geometrical parameters were measured from standard anteroposterior X-ray images of the pelvis and proximal femora. Fifty-five patients subjected to total hip arthroplasty that later suffered dislocation of the head and, for comparison, ninety-four total hip arthroplasties that were functional at least 10 years after the implantation, were included in the study. Arthroplasties that suffered dislocation had on average a 6% higher resultant hip force than the control group (p = 0.004), 11% higher peak stress on the load-bearing area (p = 0.001) and a 50% more laterally positioned stress pole (p = 0.026), all parameters being less favorable in the group of unstable arthroplasties. There was no statistically significant difference in the gradient index or in the functional angle of the weight bearing. Our study showed that arthroplasties that show a tendency to push the head out of the cup in the representative body position—the one-legged stance—are prone to dislocation. An unfavorable resultant hip force, peak stress on the load bearing and laterally positioned stress pole are predictors of arthroplasty dislocation.

Klíčová slova:

Arthroplasty – Body weight – Hip – Pelvis – Prosthetics – Total hip arthroplasty – X-ray radiography


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