Conservative total hip arthroplasty

W. N. Capello, G. W. Misamore, T. M. Trancik

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Surface replacement arthroplasty of the hip is relatively new procedure by orthopedic standards. The test of time is not yet far enough along to allow sound conclusions to be made, but the early results have been encouraging. Most of our failures occurred early in our experience, and our results have been steadily improving as our knowledge grows. Significant improvements have been made in surgical technique and prosthetic design. Refinements continue, and we are confident that surface replacement will withstand the test of time and prove to be a useful procedure, especially in younger patients suffering from severe cox arthrosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)833-842
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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