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The minimum follow-up required for radial head arthroplasty

Laumonerie, Pierre and Reina, Nicolas and Kerezoudis, Panagiotis and Delclaux, Stéphanie and Tibbo, Meagan E. and Bonnevialle, Nicolas and Mansat, Pierre The minimum follow-up required for radial head arthroplasty. (2017) The Bone & Joint Journal, 99-B (12). 1561-1570. ISSN 2049-4394

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.99B12.BJJ-2017-0543.R2


AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to define the standard minimum follow-up required to produce a reliable estimate of the rate of re-operation after radial head arthroplasty (RHA). The secondary objective was to define the leading reasons for re-operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four electronic databases, between January 2000 and March 2017 were searched. Articles reporting reasons for re-operation (Group I) and results (Group II) after RHA were included. In Group I, a meta-analysis was performed to obtain the standard minimum follow-up, the mean time to re-operation and the reason for failure. In Group II, the minimum follow-up for each study was compared with the standard minimum follow-up. RESULTS: A total of 40 studies were analysed: three were Group I and included 80 implants and 37 were Group II and included 1192 implants. In Group I, the mean time to re-operation was 1.37 years (0 to 11.25), the standard minimum follow-up was 3.25 years; painful loosening was the main indication for re-operation. In Group II, 33 Group II articles (89.2%) reported a minimum follow-up of < 3.25 years. CONCLUSION: The literature does not provide a reliable estimate of the rate of re-operation after RHA. The reproducibility of results would be improved by using a minimum follow-up of three years combined with a consensus of the definition of the reasons for failure after RHA.

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HAL Id:hal-02134587
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse - CHU Toulouse (FRANCE)
Other partners > Mayo Clinic (USA)
Deposited On:25 Mar 2019 11:40

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