Systematic review of the articles devoted to hip and knee arthroplasty and published in Korean, Russian and Ukrainian journals over the 2005–2014 years


  • Kamolhuja Eshnazarov
  • Kim Hyoung-Sik
  • Jin Oh Park
  • Abror Azizov
  • Dilmurod Ruziboev



hip arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty, publication features


The aim: to identify the peculiarities of the study and publications concerning the hip and knee arthroplasty in the articles that were published in the major Korean, Russian and Ukraine orthopedic journals over the last decade. Methods: the authors studied 615 Korean and 361 Russian articles that were published Korean, Russian and Ukrainian journals («Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery», «Journal of the Korean Orthopaedic Association», «The Journal Hip & Pelvis», «The Journal Knee Surgery & Related Research», «Traumatology and orthopedics of Russia», «Reporter of Traumatology and Orthopedics named Priorov», «Genij Ortopedii», «Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Prosthetics») from 2005 to 2014 years. The articles were divided into three groups: 1st — hip arthroplasty, 2nd — knee arthroplasty, 3rd — the articles devoted to the general issues concerning both of theme. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS software for Windows (version 20.0, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL). Results: the authors revealed that among 615 Korean articles 305 papers (49.6 %) concerned hip arthroplasty, 288 (46.8 %) — knee arthroplasty and 22 (3.6 %) covered both topics or were based on the common questions of arthroplasty. The number of article surveying both hip and knee joints or the general problems of the arthroplasty were equal to 50 articles (13.8 %), hip arthroplasty — 235 articles (65%), knee arthroplasty — 76 articles (21.2 %) among of 361 articles in Russian database. There are some versatile features of studies depending upon the region. Implant and arthroplasty equipment peculiarities were mainly studied in the articles published in Russian journals, while the revision problems were fundamentaly studied in the articles published in Korean journals. Conclusions: the differences in the research topic and versatile features of hip and knee arthroplasty depending upon the country (Korea or Russia) were revealed. The accurate definition of the etiopathogenetic indications for hip and knee arthroplasty can provide better functional outcomes of surgical treatment and require further investigation.


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