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Women in Charnley class C fail to improve in mobility to a higher degree after total hip replacement.

Journal article
Authors Max Gordon
Paolo Frumento
Olof Sköldenberg
Meridith E Greene
Göran Garellick
Ola Rolfson
Published in Acta orthopaedica
Volume 85
Issue 4
Pages 335-41
ISSN 1745-3682
Publication year 2014
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedics
Pages 335-41
Language en
Keywords Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, classification, rehabilitation, Comorbidity, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Linear Models, Male, Middle Aged, Mobility Limitation, Motor Activity, Osteoarthritis, Hip, epidemiology, rehabilitation, surgery, Prospective Studies, Quality of Life, Recovery of Function, Registries, Severity of Illness Index, Sex Distribution, Sweden, epidemiology
Subject categories Orthopedics


The Charnley comorbidity classification organizes patients into 3 classes: (A) 1 hip involved, (B) 2 hips involved, and (C) other severe comorbidities. Although this simple classification is a known predictor of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after total hip replacement (THR), interactions between Charnley class, sex, and age have not been investigated and there is uncertainty regarding whether A and B should be grouped together.

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