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Prevalence of Dislocation After Total Hip Arthroplasty Through a Posterolateral Approach with Partial Capsulotomy and Capsulorrhaphy
Wayne M. Goldstein, MD; Thomas F. Gleason, MD; Matthew Kopplin, MD; Jill J. Branson, BSN, RN
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Wayne M. Goldstein, MD
Thomas F. Gleason, MD
Jill J. Branson, BSN, RN
The Center for Orthopaedic Surgery, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, 150 North River Road, Suite 100, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Matthew Kopplin, MD
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 209 Medical Sciences South, 901 South Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612-7342

In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from Smith and Nephew. In addition, one or more of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Smith and Nephew). No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Oct 01;83(2 suppl 1):S2-7
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The senior author altered his surgical technique during total hip arthroplasty from capsulectomy and capsulotomy with closure of the external rotator muscles to capsulotomy and capsulorrhaphy. One thousand patients (500 treated with each procedure) were studied retrospectively in order to determine the prevalences of dislocation after surgery with the two different techniques. The prevalence of dislocation was 2.8% after the capsulectomy and capsulotomy, whereas it was 0.6% after the new technique; this was a significant decrease in the rate of dislocation (p < 0.005, Image not available= 0.10).

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