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Type: Journal article
Title: Metal-on-metal resurfacing versus total hip replacement - the value of a randomized clinical trial
Author: Howie, D.
Mc Gee, M.
Costi, K.
Graves, S.
Citation: Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 2005; 36(2):195-201
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0030-5898
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Donald W. Howie, Margaret A. McGee, Kerry Costi, Stephen E. Graves
Abstract: This article describes a randomized clinical trial in young patients, comparing metal-on-metal cemented resurfacing hip replacement with cemented total hip replacement. The trial was stopped early, mainly because of a high incidence of failure of the cemented resurfacing acetabular component. The results reinforce the importance of clinical trials for evaluating the safety and efficacy of prosthesis designs before being used in a large cohort of patients. Although there may be advantages of resurfacing hip replacement, trials are also required to demonstrate it has a midterm success that reasonably approaches that of total hip replacement.
Keywords: Humans
Femur Head Necrosis
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Prosthesis Failure
Bone Cements
Pain Measurement
Range of Motion, Articular
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
Risk Assessment
Prosthesis Design
Hip Prosthesis
Surface Properties
Middle Aged
Rights: © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocl.2004.12.001
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest 2
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