1: Iowa Orthop J.  1999;19:78-81.  Hip osteotomy arthroplasty: ten-year follow-up.DeCoster TA, Incavo SJ, Swenson D, Frymoyer JW.Department of Orthopaedics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131-5296,USA.We previously reported the initial success of combined osteotomy andarthroplasty of the hip for arthritis with femoral deformity. This technique hasgained acceptance. We now report, for the first time, the ten year clinical andradiographic results with histology of 2 specimen. The osteotomies healed andthe proximal femoral segment remained viable. One of three patients is symptomfree without subsequent operative treatment. One of three patients had revisionfor acetabular loosening at eight years and biopsy of the proximal femur showedthe proximal femoral segment to be viable. One of three patients had looseningof a macrofit bipolar prosthesis which required revision to total hipreplacement at five years. Histology revealed viability of the proximal femur.All three patients are doing well at ten year follow-up. Based on the results ofthis study and current knowledge, the technique of osteotomy and arthroplastyfor hip arthritis associated with femoral deformity is effective when combinedwith current techniques of ingrowth femoral component of total hip arthroplasty.PMID: 10847520 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]