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  • Study shows trends in total hip arthroplasty implant usage from 2001 to 2012

    From 2001 to 2012, total hip arthroplasty implant usage trends favored cementless fixation, metal-on-polyethylene or ceramic-on-polyethylene bearings, modular acetabular cups and large diameter femoral heads, according to study results. Researchers analyzed 105,291 total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures to evaluate trends in implant utilization from 174 hospitals throughout the United States.

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  • Obese patients had poorer outcomes, early revision after THA

    Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared with patients who had a lower body mass index, according to study results. Searching the New Zealand National Joint Registry, researchers retrieved data for 5,357 patients who had primary total hip […]

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