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The results of conventional hip replacement in young patients with osteoarthritis have not been encouraging even with improvements in the techniques of fixation and in the bearing surfaces. Modern metal-on-metal hip resurfacing was introduced as a less invasive method of joint reconstruction for this particular group. This is a series of 446 hip(More)
The dysplasia cup, which was devised as an adjunct to the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing system, has a hydroxyapatite-coated porous surface and two supplementary neutralisation screws to provide stable primary fixation, permit early weight-bearing, and allow incorporation of morcellised autograft without the need for structural bone grafting. A total of 110(More)
Metal-on-metal bearings are being increasingly used in young patients. The potential adverse effects of systemic metal ion elevation are the subject of ongoing investigation. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether cobalt and chromium ions cross the placenta of pregnant women with a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing and reach the developing fetus.(More)
UNLABELLED The success of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing in the medium term in young and active patients is becoming evident. The procedure now can be done using a minimal approach developed by the senior author using a single posterior incision. This mini-incision resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip has made resurfacing more attractive to surgeons and(More)
Hip resurfacing is not a modern concept. Professor Sir John Charnley attempted the first hip resurfacing procedure in the 1950s. This implant failed as a result of unsatisfactory materials and the same problem has troubled hip resurfacing developments over the subsequent forty years. Modern hip resurfacing using metal-on-metal bearings has shown good(More)
This is a longitudinal study of the daily urinary output and the concentrations in whole blood of cobalt and chromium in patients with metal-on-metal resurfacings over a period of four years. Twelve-hour urine collections and whole blood specimens were collected before and periodically after a Birmingham hip resurfacing in 26 patients. All ion analyses were(More)
The early designs of hip resurfacing implants suffered high rates of early failure, making it impossible to obtain valuable mid-term radiostereophotogrammetric (RSA) results. The metal-on-metal Birmingham Hip Resurfacing arthroplasty has shown promising mid-term results and we present here the first mid-term RSA analysis of a hip resurfacing implant. The(More)
Pseudotumors are a rare but important complication occurring with all types of hip replacements.The true prevalence of pseudotumors is debated.Potential causes of pseudotumors may include foreign-body reaction, hypersensitivity, and wear debris.The conduct of clinical trials on the incidence, causes, and treatments of pseudotumors has been inadequate as few(More)
Large-diameter metal-metal total hip replacement (THR) offers the advantages of low wear and low dislocation risk. the aim of this investigation was to compare metal levels in large and small-diameter metal-metal hip replacements. Whole blood concentrations and daily output of cobalt and chromium in 28 patients with unilateral large diameter (42- to 54-mm)(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine mortality and revision rates among patients with osteoarthritis undergoing hip arthroplasty and to compare these rates between patients undergoing cemented or uncemented procedures and to compare outcomes between men undergoing stemmed total hip replacements and Birmingham hip resurfacing. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING National(More)