Mortality During Total Hip Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Kyle M. Natsuhara, Trevor J. Shelton, John Meehan, Zachary C. Lum

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Background: We sought to understand the mortality rate of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of the hip undergoing 2-stage revision for infection. Methods: Database search, yielding 23 relevant studies, totaled 19,169 patients who underwent revision for total hip PJI. Results: One-year weighted mortality rate was 4.22% after total hip PJI. Five-year mortality was 21.12%. Average age was 65 years. When comparing the national age-adjusted risk of mortality and the reported 1-year mortality risk in this systematic review, the risk of death after total hip PJI is significantly increased (odds ratio 3.58, P <.001). Conclusion: The mortality rate during total hip revision for infection is high. When counseling a patient regarding complications of this disease, death should be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019


  • 2-stage revision arthroplasty
  • mortality after total hip arthroplasty periprosthetic joint infection
  • periprosthetic joint infection
  • prosthetic joint infection
  • total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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