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J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1988 Jul;70(6):853-5.

Total hip arthroplasty in patients who have sickle-cell hemoglobinopathy.

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Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.


Eleven patients who had a form of sickle-cell hemoglobinopathy had a total hip arthroplasty for avascular necrosis of the hip. Four patients had a revision and three had a resection arthroplasty. Four had a serious infection postoperatively. Both acute and late complications were numerous. We concluded that patients who have a sickle-cell hemoglobinopathy are at markedly increased risk for complications after total hip replacement arthroplasty, yet that over-all the results are favorable.

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