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We have compared the biomechanical nature of the reconstruction of the hip in conventional total hip arthroplasty (THA) and surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) in a randomised study involving 120 patients undergoing unilateral primary hip replacement. The contralateral hip was used as a control. Post-operatively, the femoral offset was significantly(More)
We evaluated the concentrations of chromium and cobalt ions in blood after metal-on-metal surface replacement arthroplasty using a wrought-forged, high carbon content chromium-cobalt alloy implant in 64 patients. At one year, mean whole blood ion levels were 1.61 microg/L (0.4 to 5.5) for chromium and 0.67 microg/L (0.23 to 2.09) for cobalt. The(More)
The purpose of this prospective randomised study is to compare the early clinical results of the metal-on-metal hip resurfacing to metal-on-metal THA. Two hundred and ten hips were randomised between August 2003 and January 2006 (191 subjects). One hundred and two hips were implanted with an uncemented titanium tapered stem, and an uncemented titanium(More)
We have undertaken a prospective, randomised study to compare conservation of acetabular bone after total hip replacement and resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip. We randomly assigned 210 hips to one of the two treatment groups. Uncemented, press-fit acetabular components were used for both. No significant difference was found in the mean diameter of(More)
We conducted a prospective randomised trial to compare the results of anatomical reduction and medial displacement osteotomy in 127 consecutive patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures, of whom 109 completed the study. After an average follow-up of 11 months, we found no significant differences in walking ability, social status or failure of(More)
A total of 219 hips in 192 patients aged between 18 and 65 years were randomised to 28-mm metal-on-metal uncemented total hip replacements (THRs, 107 hips) or hybrid hip resurfacing (HR, 112 hips). At a mean follow-up of eight years (6.6 to 9.3) there was no significant difference between the THR and HR groups regarding rate of revision (4.0% (4 of 99) vs(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Since component wear of the prosthetic metal-polyethylene bearing is directly related to the level of patient activity, it would be logical, for patients with a total hip arthroplasty, to advise against long-term participation in activities with repeated movements The purpose of this prospective randomized study was to compare the type,(More)
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A 34-year-old woman with a benign form of osteopetrosis developed osteoarthritis of the hip. In order to avoid the difficulties associated with inserting the femoral component of a conventional total hip arthroplasty, a hybrid metal-on-metal resurfacing was performed. There were several technical challenges associated with the procedure, including the(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The preservation of femoral offset is an important element of total hip arthroplasty (THA), since it reduces the load transferred to the cup and favors better function by enabling better joint stability. After total hip resurfacing (THR), the femoral offset is generally reduced. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical function(More)