Early return to function after hip resurfacing: is it better than contemporary total hip arthroplasty?

@article{Stulberg2010EarlyRT,
  title={Early return to function after hip resurfacing: is it better than contemporary total hip arthroplasty?},
  author={Bernard N Stulberg and Stephanie M Fitts and Ashlea R Bowen and Jayson D Zadzilka},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={748-53}
}
Our hypothesis was that return of function for young patients undergoing resurfacing total hip arthroplasty (THA) with metal-on-metal bearings or contemporary THA with ceramic bearings would be comparable. Results from 337 unilateral hip resurfacing patients were compared with results from 266 unilateral ceramic-on-ceramic THA patients. Early differences in Harris Hip Scores were observed, but all differences faded by 24 months. Hip resurfacing seems to be a viable alternative to THA for well… CONTINUE READING