Geographical variation in incidence of primary total hip arthroplasty: a population-based analysis of 34,642 replacements

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Considerable variation in total hip arthroplasty (THA) incidence between regions has been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate geographical variation in the incidence of primary THA for OA in Finland and to analyze variables associated with this variation. Using Hospital Discharge Register, 34,642 THAs performed for primary OA over the 1998 and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00402-009-0919-4

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