Prevalence and functional impact of patient-perceived leg length discrepancy after hip replacement
Wylde, Vikki , Whitehouse, Sarah L., Taylor, Adrian H. , Pattison, Giles T. , Bannister, Gordon C. , & Blom, Ashley W. (2008) Prevalence and functional impact of patient-perceived leg length discrepancy after hip replacement. International Orthopaedics, 24(2), pp. 210-216.
The aim of this survey was to determine the prevalence of patient-perceived leg length discrepancy (LLD) after primary total hip replacement (THR) and its impact on functional outcome. All consecutive patients who had a primary, unilateral THR at one orthopaedic centre between April 1993–1996 were sent a questionnaire which included the Oxford hip score (OHS) and questions about LLD. A total of 1,114 patients returned completed questionnaires. Three hundred and twenty nine patients (30%) reported a LLD. Of these patients, 161 patients (49%) were bothered by the difference, 101 patients (31%) used a shoe raise and 13 patients (4%) thought that the surgery had not been worthwhile. Patients with a LLD had a significantly poorer OHS (p<0.001) and limped more frequently. This study found that a third of patients perceived a LLD at 5-8 years after THR and LLD had a significant negative impact on functional outcome.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||total hip replacement, outcome, leg legth discrepancy, Oxford Hip scores|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Springer Verlag|
|Copyright Statement:||The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com|
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2009 12:13|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:51|
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