Please read Dr. Bateman’s article in Orthopedics titled, “Incidence of and Risk Factors for Lateral Trochanteric Pain After Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty.“
Lateral trochanteric pain (LTP) is a common complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The goals of this study were to report the incidence of LTP after direct anterior approach (DAA) THA, describe the treatment course and outcomes, and examine patient-specific and implant-related potential risk factors. A retrospective review identified patients who underwent primary DAA THA with at least 1-year follow-up. Postoperative functional outcome scores and LTP occurrence were recorded. Patient demographics, surgical indications, implant characteristics, medical comorbidities, and radiographic parameters were obtained. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify risk factors. A total of 610 THA procedures were performed for 563 patients (mean follow-up, 30.9±15.2 months). The overall incidence of LTP was 11.6%. All cases of LTP were successfully treated conservatively, although these patients, compared with patients who did not have postoperative LTP, experienced significantly lower functional outcome scores (Harris Hip Score, 96.6±4.7 [range, 55-100] vs 89.9±8.5 [range, 42-100], respectively; P<.001). To read the full article.
Incidence of and Risk Factors for Lateral Trochanteric Pain After Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. Bateman D, Wang M, Mennona S, Kayiaros S. 2022 Mar-Apr;45(2):e79-e85. PMID: 34978513DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20211227-07 Epub 2022 Jan 3.