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2022 Jul 22

BMC Musculoskelet Disord



Length doesn’t play a role – Sexual activity in men after short stem Total hip Arthroplasty.


Navas L, Hauschild M, Miehlke W, Schmidt S, Streit M, Kinkel S, Zimmerer A
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jul 22; 23(1):696.
PMID: 35869488.


Chronic hip pain due to osteoarthritis or hip dysplasia has been shown to negatively affect many daily life aspects. One aspect, however, which persists underestimated is sexual health. The number of total hip arthroplasties (THA) are increasing, especially in young patients who have high functional expectations, not only to pain relief, but to an increase in hip mobility and quality of life as well as sexual activity.