A randomised controlled trial of total hip arthroplasty versus resurfacing arthroplasty in the treatment of young patients with arthritis of the hip joint

@inproceedings{Achten2010ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial of total hip arthroplasty versus resurfacing arthroplasty in the treatment of young patients with arthritis of the hip joint},
  author={Juul Achten and Nick R. Parsons and Richard P Edlin and Damian R. Griffin and Matthew L. Costa},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Hip replacement (arthroplasty) surgery is a highly successful treatment for patients with severe symptomatic arthritis of the hip joint. For older patients, several designs of Total Hip Arthroplasty have shown excellent results in terms of both function and value for money. However, in younger more active patients, there is approximately a 50% failure rate at 25 years for traditional implants. Hip resurfacing is a relatively new arthroplasty technique. In a recent review of the… CONTINUE READING

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