Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients

Nimrod Snir, Theodore S. Wolfson, Ran Schwarzkopf, Stephanie Swensen, Carlos M. Alvarado, Mathew Hamula, Alan J. Dayan

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Today, patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) live long enough to develop chronic degenerative and HIV-associated joint disease. There is a growing population of patients infected with HIV who are candidates for total hip arthroplasty (THA). A total of 31 HIV-positive, non-hemophilic patients undergoing 41 THAs at our institution between 2000 and 2012 were identified. In-hospital medical complications were reported in 5 of 41 hips, all of which resolved prior to discharge. Deep infection developed in 1 of 41 hips and revision was required in 3 of 41 hips. These results suggest that low rates of complications and revision can be achieved in the HIV-positive, non-hemophilic population. We believe that with careful patient selection, THA may improve the quality of life in the HIV-positive population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroplasty complications
  • Human immunodeficiency virus
  • Periprosthetic joint infection
  • Total joint arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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