Epidemiology of instability after total hip replacement.

  title={Epidemiology of instability after total hip replacement.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n S{\'a}nchez-Sotelo and Daniel J. Berry},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={543-52, vii}
This article reviews the epidemiology of dislocation after total hip arthroplasty. The overall prevalence, prevalence as a function of time after arthroplasty, and prevalence of recurrent dislocation are reviewed. Risk factors for dislocation are reviewed according to patient characteristics, implant design characteristics, and factors related to surgical technique. 

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