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Bone & Joint Open
Vol. 2, Issue 5 | Pages 323 - 329
10 May 2021
Agrawal Y Vasudev A Sharma A Cooper G Stevenson J Parry MC Dunlop D


The COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges to healthcare systems across the globe in 2020. There were concerns surrounding early reports of increased mortality among patients undergoing emergency or non-urgent surgery. We report the morbidity and mortality in patients who underwent arthroplasty procedures during the UK first stage of the pandemic.


Institutional review board approval was obtained for a review of prospectively collected data on consecutive patients who underwent arthroplasty procedures between March and May 2020 at a specialist orthopaedic centre in the UK. Data included diagnoses, comorbidities, BMI, American Society of Anesthesiologists grade, length of stay, and complications. The primary outcome was 30-day mortality and secondary outcomes were prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, medical and surgical complications, and readmission within 30 days of discharge. The data collated were compared with series from the preceding three months.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 84-B, Issue 5 | Pages 700 - 705
1 Jul 2002
English H Timperley AJ Dunlop D Gie G

We report the mid-term results of femoral impaction grafting which was used in 53 patients during the second stage of a two-stage revision for an infected total hip replacement. We reviewed all cases performed between 1989 and 1998. All patients underwent a Girdlestone excision arthroplasty, received local and systemic antibiotics and subsequently underwent reconstruction, using femoral impaction grafting.

Four patients had further infection (7.5%), and four died within 24 months of surgery. One patient underwent revision of the stem for a fracture below its tip at ten months. This left 44 patients with a mean follow-up of 53 months (24 to 122). All had improved clinical scores and a satisfactory radiological outcome.