Survival of the native hip after spinopelvic fusion

Zachary C. Lum, Ahsan A. Khan, John Meehan

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Studies describe progression of adjacent joint arthritis after hip fusion but not vise versa. We investigated the relationship after spinopelvic fusion and total hip arthroplasty. 383 patients undergoing spinopelvic were investigated. Perioperative demographics were recorded. A matched 2:1 cohort was used to detect risk factors for THA progression. 10 patients (2.6%) underwent THA after spinopelvic fusion. Average time from surgery to THA was 24.4 months. After spinopelvic fusion, patients progressed to THA 24.4 months on average. Due to small numbers, we couldn't find differences between the two groups regarding comorbidities nor risk factors for THA. Further studies are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-885
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • Adjacent joint degeneration
  • Hip arthritis
  • Lumbopelvic fusion
  • Spinopelvic fusion
  • Spinopelvic fusion causes hip arthritis
  • Total hip arthroplasty after spinopelvic fusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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