Semiotics and problems of terminology for pathological conditions associated with total hip arthroplasty

Sineokii A.D., Chugaev D.V., Shubnyakov I.I., Pliev D.G., Gudz A.I., Karpuhin A.S., Lasunskii S.A.


Total hip arthroplasty is acknowledged to be a highly effective procedure for treating patients with severe arthritis of the hip joint and it can greatly improve patients’ quality of life. However, an increasing number of primary and revision hip arthroplasties is associated with a higher rate of postoperative complications. Terminological confusion at formulating diagnosis for some pathological conditions related to the hip arthroplasty encouraged the authors explore the problem of the semiotics to create a “unified language of communication” for specialists. PubMed and e-library resources were used to search articles containing arthroplasty related terms that were systematized and arranged in a working classification.


hip joint, total arthroplasty, terminology

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