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Evaluation of variables influencing success and complication rates in canine total hip replacement: Results from the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association Canine Hip Registry (collation of data: 2010-2012)

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  • Elisabeth R. Henderson
  • Andrew M. Torrington
  • Andy P. Moores
  • David Thomson
  • Gareth Arthurs
  • Gordon Brown
  • Hamish R. Denny
  • Harry W. Scott
  • Ian MacQueen
  • Jeremy Onyett
  • John D. Walker
  • Martin R. Owen
  • Neil Burton
  • Richard Whitelock
  • Sarah Girling
  • Shane Morrison
  • Simon Gilbert
  • Sorrel J. Langley-Hobbs
  • Toby J. Gemmill
  • Christoph K. Störk
  • Steve Bright
  • Eithne Comerford
  • Rob Pettitt
  • Nick MacDonald
  • John F. Innes
Original languageEnglish
Article number18
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinary Record
Issue number1
Early online date30 Jun 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Feb 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jun 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jul 2017


The objective of this study was to assess the variables associated with complications of total hip replacement (THR) and report owner-assessed outcomes. Entries into the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association-Canine Hip Registry (BVOA-CHR) between September 2011 and December 2012 were reviewed separately and in conjunction with previous data (January 2010-August 2011). An outcomes assessment questionnaire was used to collect data from owners. Incidences of surgeon-reported and owner-reported complications were 8.2 per cent and 4.3 per cent, respectively. THR using the BioMedtrix BFX cup/stem prosthesis had a greater incidence of complications compared with THR using the BioMedtrix CFX cup/stem prosthesis (P=0.002); complications were 4.48 times more likely when using the BioMedtrix BFX cup/stem prosthesis versus the BioMedtrix CFX cup/stem prosthesis. THR using the BioMedtrix BFX cup/stem prosthesis had a higher incidence of complications compared with THR using a hybrid prosthesis (BioMedtrix BFX cup/CFX stem, BioMedtrix CFX cup/BFX stem) (P=0.046); complications were 2.85 times more likely when using the BioMedtrix BFX cup/stem prosthesis versus a hybrid prosthesis. In 95 per cent of cases, owner satisfaction with the outcome of THR was 'very good' or 'good'. Complication rates from the BVOA-CHR are similar to previous studies. The data suggest that prosthesis type is associated with complication rate, with BioMedtrix BFX (circa 2012) having a high short-term complication rate.

    Research areas

  • Dogs, Hip dysplasia, Joint diseases, Joint replacement, Orthopaedics, Osteoarthritis

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