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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)
  1. Elisabeth R. Henderson, BVSc MRCVS1,
  2. Andrew Wills, BVM&S CertSAS, CertSAO2,
  3. Andrew M. Torrington, BVMS CertSAO3,
  4. Andy P. Moores, BVSc DSAS (Orth) Diplomate ECVS4,
  5. David Thomson, BVMS, CertVR, CertSAS5,
  6. Gareth Arthurs, MAVetMB DSAS (Orth)6,
  7. Gordon Brown, BVM&S CertSAS7,
  8. Hamish R. Denny, MA VetMB PhD DSAS (Orth)8,
  9. Harry W. Scott, BVSc DSAS (Orth)9,
  10. Ian MacQueen, BVetMed CertSAO10,
  11. James Dunne, MVB CertSAS11,
  12. Jeremy Onyett, BVSc CertSAS12,
  13. John D. Walker, BVetMed CertSAS13,
  14. John Prior, MA VetMB, CertSAO14,
  15. Martin R. Owen, BVSc DSAS (Orth) DipEVCS15,
  16. Neil Burton, BVSc DSAS (Orth)16,
  17. Richard Whitelock, BVetMed DipECVS5,
  18. Sarah Girling, BVSc DipECVS17,
  19. Shane Morrison, BVSc CertSAS14,
  20. Simon Gilbert, MA VetMB, Cert SAO7,
  21. Sorrel J. Langley-Hobbs, BVetMed DSAS (Orth) DipECVS16,
  22. Toby J. Gemmill, BVSc DSAS (Orth), DipECVS18,
  23. Christoph K. Störk,, DES ChirPA, DipECVS21,
  24. Steve Bright, BVMS CertSAS DipECVS20,
  25. Eithne Comerford, MVB PhD CertVR CertSAS PGCertHE DipECVS FHEA22,
  26. Rob Pettitt, BVSc DSAS (Orth)22,
  27. Nick Macdonald, BVetMed MVM CertSAS DipECVS4 and
  28. John F. Innes, PhD, DSAS (Orth)23
  1. 1Hospital for Small Animals, R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2Toachim House Veterinary Surgery, Faversham UK
  3. 3Torrington Orthopaedics, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK
  4. 4Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  5. 5Davies Veterinary Specialists, Higham, Gobion, Hertfordshire, UK
  6. 6Arthurs Orthopaedics, Towcester Vets, Burcote Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK
  7. 7Grove Veterinary Group, Fakenham, Norfolk, UK
  8. 8Cedar House, Wrington, Bristol, UK
  9. 9Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Hangersley, Ringwood, Hampshire, UK
  10. 10Macqueen Veterinary Centre, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK
  11. 11Ark Vets Knocknacarra, Galway Republic of Ireland
  12. 12Abington Park Veterinary Referrals, Moulton, Northampton, UK
  13. 13Rainsbrook Veterinary Group, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK
  14. 14Christchurch Veterinary Referrals, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
  15. 15Dick White Referrals, Newmarket, UK
  16. 16Langford Veterinary Services, Langford, North Somerset, UK
  17. 17Fitzpatrick Referrals, Godalming, UK
  18. 18Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, UK
  19. 20Manchester Veterinary Specialists, Manchester, UK
  20. 21Orthovet, Kent, UK
  21. 22Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, Wirral, UK
  22. 23ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists, Cheshire, UK.
  23. 24
  1. E-mail for correspondence: John Innes PhD, DSAS (Orth), Telephone: 01244 853823, Fax: 01244 853824 john.innes{at}


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.

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