Recent Trends and Hotspots in Hip Arthroplasty: A Bibliometric Analysis and Visualization Study of Last Five-Year Publications

Document Type : SCOPING REVIEW


Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Objectives: Bibliometric analysis is one of the most prevalent methods for analyzing and predicting 
research trends of particular subjects. Through a bibliometric analysis, the present study sought to look 
into and depict the hotspots and research trends in hip arthroplasty resear ch over the previous five 
Methods: The Web of Science Core Collection database was used to find studies on hip arthroplasty published 
between 2018 and 2022. The VOS viewer, Cite Space, and Bibliometrix were used to carry out the bibliometric study 
and network visualization.
Results: During the last five years, 5,708 hip arthroplasty publications were cited 40,765 times. The United States 
and the Journal of Arthroplasty were the top countries and journals regarding the number of studies, respectively.
The top 10 global high-impact documents were determined using the citation ranking and citation burst. The most 
frequently referenced research revealed the epidemiological aspects of hip arthroplasty, perioperative care after hip 
arthroplasty, COVID-19, periprosthetic joint infections, opioid medicines, stability, and osteonecrosis were the hot 
topics in hip arthroplasty research. Keyword burst analysis showed that the research trends in hip arthroplasty 
through 2022 were patient-reported outcome measures (PROM), depression, racial disparity, and artificial 
intelligence (AI). The analysis of the subject areas revealed the close connections and relationships between 
different subject areas, as demonstrated by the figures.
Conclusion: The hip arthroplasty research community is very productive and highly centralized. Periprosthetic joint 
infection, dual-mobility cups, spinopelvic mobility, direct anterior approach, outpatient total hip arthroplasty, 
polyethylene, periprosthetic fracture, acetabular defects, tranexamic acid, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and 
safety-net hospitals were recent trends in hip arthroplasty research. Patient-reported outcome measures, 
depression, racial disparities, and AI were research hotspots in hip arthroplasty.
 Level of evidence: IV


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