[Hip arthrodesis possibly less effective in the long term than total hip prosthesis].


Hip arthrodesis used to be the operation that was performed when unbearable pain due to osteoarthritis or necrosis of the hip occurred. After the introduction of the total hip prosthesis, hip arthrodesis disappeared almost completely. When the disadvantages of the total hip prosthesis became clear, in particular the limited survival of these prostheses, hip… (More)