Total hip arthroplasty after hip joint gunshot injury


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PAZARCI Ö. , KILINÇ S. , Camurcu Y., BULUT O.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, cilt.27, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/2309499019873113
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Özet

Background: Gunshot injury of the hip joint was reported to constitute 2-17% of all extremity firearm injuries. However, there are few studies in the literature related to gunshot injuries of the hip joint. The aim of the current study was to present the results of 10 cases treated with arthroplasty following a gunshot injury to the hip joint together with the recommended treatment algorithm. Methods: Patients with a previous medical history of hip joint region gunshot injury who underwent total hip arthroplasty were retrospectively evaluated. Those with incomplete medical records or who were lost to follow-up were excluded. Patients were classified according to the severity of the previous gunshot injury to the hip joint region. Harris hip score (HHS) and Short Form-12 quality of life score were the main outcome measurements. Postoperative complications encountered during follow-up were recorded. Results: The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 29.9 years. The mean preoperative HHS was 25.2 points and it was 65.8 at the final follow-up. Patients with bullet fragments in the hip joint, classified as group 1, had better HHS, whereas those with contaminated hip joint with intestinal flora, classified as group 3, had worst HHS. Conclusion: Hip arthroplasty after hip joint gunshot injury is a good treatment choice in young patients to reduce pain and regain functions. However, very high infection rates can be seen in patients with accompanying intestinal injury.