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Patients with osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis have better functional outcomes and those with avascular necrosis worse pain outcomes compared to rheumatoid arthritis after primary hip arthroplasty: a cohort study

Jasvinder A Singh1234* and David G Lewallen3

Author Affiliations

1 Medicine Service and the Center for Surgical Medical Acute Care Research and Transitions (C-SMART), Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, USA

2 Department of Medicine at School of Medicine, and Division of Epidemiology at School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA

3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

4 University of Alabama, Faculty Office Tower 805B, 510 20th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:210  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-210

Published: 24 September 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Study outcomes definition. Table S2. Demographic and clinical characteristics of Primary THA cohort. Table S3. Moderate severe functional limitation by diagnosis at three time-points.

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