The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2010
Callum W. McBryde, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)1, Kanthan Theivendran, MRCS1, Andrew M.C.
Thomas, FRCS1, Ronan B.C. Treacy, FRCS(Tr&Orth)1 and Paul B. Pynsent, PhD1
1 Research and Teaching Centre, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Bristol Road
South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2AP, United Kingdom. E-mail address for C.W.
Investigation performed at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, United
Background Hip resurfacing has gained popularity for the
treatment of youngand active patients who have arthritis. Recent
literature has demonstrated an increased rate of revision among
female patients as compared with male patients who have undergone hip
resurfacing. The aim of the present study was to identify any
differences in survival or functional outcome between male and female
patients with osteoarthritis who were managed with metal-on-metal hip resurfacing…
…Conclusions The present study demonstrates that although
female patients initially may appear to have a greater risk of
revision, this increased risk is related to differences in the
femoral component size and thus is only indirectly related to sex.
Patient selection for hip resurfacing is best made on the basis of
femoral head size rather than sex.