Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Junichi Nakamura, Kazuhide Inage, Yohei Kawasaki, Yuki Shiko, Yawara Eguchi, Seiji Ohtori

September 2021, Volume 30, Issue 9, pp 2443 - 2449 Original Article Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-020-06589-z

First Online: 12 September 2020


Recent studies have revealed the impact of spinopelvic factors on the risk of dislocation after total hip arthroplasty (THA). This study examined the risk factors of impingement that can lead to dislocation using pre- and postoperative spinopelvic radiographs.


We studied 143 consecutive patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis who were eligible for THA at our institute. Pre-operative pelvic incidence (PI), sacral slope (SS), lumbar lordosis (LL), sagittal vertical axis (SVA) in the standing and sitting position, and centre-edge angle (CE) were measured. The post-operative SS, LL, SVA, femoral shaft angle, and radiographic alignment of the acetabular component were also measured. We performed a multiple linear regression analysis to determine the risk factors for anterior and posterior impingement using pre-operative demographic and radiographic parameters. The clearance of anterior and posterior implant impingement was used for the surrogate-dependent variable for dislocation.


A total of 95 patients were included in the analysis. There were significant differences in SS, LL, and SVA between the standing and sitting positions (P 


Our results suggest that a flatback with a rigid spine leads to posterior impingement, and a well-balanced spine leads to anterior impingement, which can be a potential risk factor for dislocation.

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