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Projections of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States from 2005 to 2030.
BACKGROUND Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the number of revision total hip and knee arthroplasties performed in the United States. The purpose of this study was to formulateExpand
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The epidemiology of revision total hip arthroplasty in the United States.
BACKGROUND Understanding the causes of failure and the types of revision total hip arthroplasty performed is essential for guiding research, implant design, clinical decision-making, and health-careExpand
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Economic burden of periprosthetic joint infection in the United States.
This study characterizes the patient and clinical factors influencing the economic burden of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in the United States. The 2001-2009 Nationwide Inpatient Sample wasExpand
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Infection burden for hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States.
We quantified the current and historical incidence of periprosthetic infection associated with hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, as well asExpand
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PEEK biomaterials in trauma, orthopedic, and spinal implants.
Since the 1980s, polyaryletherketones (PAEKs) have been increasingly employed as biomaterials for trauma, orthopedic, and spinal implants. We have synthesized the extensive polymer science literatureExpand
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UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in Total Joint Replacement and Medical Devices
This book describes the science, development, properties and application of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in artificial joints. This material is currently used in 1.4 millionExpand
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Advances in the processing, sterilization, and crosslinking of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for total joint arthroplasty.
Despite the recognized success and worldwide acceptance of total joint arthroplasty, wear is a major obstacle limiting the longevity of implanted UHMWPE components. Efforts to solve the wear problemExpand
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Future clinical and economic impact of revision total hip and knee arthroplasty.
  • S. Kurtz, K. Ong, +9 authors E. Lau
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…
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A recent analysis of historical procedure data indicated that the prevalence of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty increased steadily between 1990 and 20021. A massive demandExpand
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Future Young Patient Demand for Primary and Revision Joint Replacement: National Projections from 2010 to 2030
AbstractPrevious projections of total joint replacement (TJR) volume have not quantified demand for TJR surgery in young patients (< 65 years old). We developed projections for demand of TJR for theExpand
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Impact of the economic downturn on total joint replacement demand in the United States: updated projections to 2021.
BACKGROUND Few studies have explored the role of the National Health Expenditure and macroeconomics on the utilization of total joint replacement. The economic downturn has raised questions about theExpand
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