Confronting hip resurfacing and big femoral head replacement gait analysis

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Panagiotis K. Karampinas *
Dimitrios S. Evangelopoulos
John Vlamis
Konstantinos Nikolopoulos
Dimitrios S. Korres
(*) Corresponding Author:
Panagiotis K. Karampinas | karapana@yahoo.com

Abstract

Improved hip kinematics and bone preservation have been reported after resurfacing total hip replacement (THRS). On the other hand, hip kinematics with standard total hip replacement (THR) is optimized with large diameter femoral heads (BFH-THR). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the functional outcomes of THRS and BFH-THR and correlate these results to bone preservation or the large femoral heads. Thirty-one patients were included in the study. Gait speed, postural balance, proprioception and overall performance. Our results demonstrated a non-statistically significant improvement in gait, postural balance and proprioception in the THRS confronting to BFH-THR group. THRS provide identical outcomes to traditional BFH-THR. The THRS choice as bone preserving procedure in younger patients is still to be evaluated.

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