INTRODUCTION: Postoperative dislocation of unclear etiology remains a concern after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Interest is growing in the importance of spinopelvic alignment on stability in THA. The purpose of this study was to analyze publication trends, areas of interest, and future research direction of spinopelvic alignment in THA.
METHODS: Articles on the topic of spinopelvic alignment in THA published between 1990 and 2022 were obtained through Web of Science Core Collection of Clarivate Analytics (WSCCA). Results were screened by title, abstract, and full text. The inclusion criterion was English-language peer-reviewed journal publications on the clinical topic of spinopelvic alignment in THA. Bibliometric software was used to characterize publication trends.
RESULTS: We screened 1,211 articles, yielding 132 meeting the inclusion criterion. From 1990 to 2022, published articles have steadily increased, peaking in 2021. Countries that have been the most productive in contributions to research are those in which THA is the most prevalent. Our analysis of keyword frequency showed increasing interest in "pelvic tilt," "anteversion," and "acetabular component" position.
CONCLUSION: Our study identified that increasing attention is being given to spinopelvic mobility and PT in the setting of THA. The United States and France produced the most studies related to spinopelvic alignment.
Harrer, Samantha; Magnuson, Justin A.; Toci, Gregory R.; Star, Andrew M.; and Saxena, Arjun, "Bibliometric Analysis of Spinopelvic Alignment in Total Hip Arthroplasty" (2023). Rothman Institute Faculty Papers. Paper 219.
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