Total hip arthroplasty: Differences in outcome measures between men and women

Carmen P. Pichard-Encina, Marc W. Hungerford, Harpal S. Khanuja, David S. Hungerford, Lynne C. Jones

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Introduction: Patient-related factors impact the long-term survival of hip arthroplasty. This study evaluated whether there were differences in outcome measures between men and women undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Methods: A retrospective study of prospectively collected data on 75 primary total hip arthroplasties in 72 patients was conducted. Medical history, physical examination, Harris Hip scores, and Quality of Life forms (SF-36) were obtained for each patient preoperatively and postoperatively. Preoperative radiographs were assessed using the Kellgren and Lawrence scoring system. Only patients with a minimum follow-up of 2 years were included. Results: Preoperatively, women and men had comparable Kellgren and Lawrence scores and Harris Hip scores. Of the 8 subscores for the SF-36, only the Physical Functioning subscore was significantly different preoperatively. Similar results were noted postoperatively; again, only the Physical Functioning subscores were significantly different between men and women. Conclusions: Physician assessments were not significantly different preoperatively and postoperatively for men or women. The results for the SF-36 were similar except for a significant difference in the Physical Functioning subscore preoperatively and postoperatively. According to the Medical Outcomes Trust, the SF-36 Physical Functioning score has been shown to be the best all-around measure of physical health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of long-term effects of medical implants
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2014


  • Outcomes
  • SF-36
  • Sex-Based differences
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Dentistry(all)


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