Impact of coexistent lumbar spine disorders on clinical outcomes and physician charges associated with total hip arthroplasty
The Spine Journal, 06/14/2012
Prather H et al. – Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) alone had greater improvement in function and pain relief with fewer medical charges as compared with patients undergoing a THA and treatment for an lumbar spine disorders (LSDs). The prevalence of coexisting hip disorders and spine disorders is likely higher than currently documented.