Hip arthrodesis: an important option for advanced disease in the young adult.

@article{Duncan1995HipAA,
  title={Hip arthrodesis: an important option for advanced disease in the young adult.},
  author={Clive P. Duncan and Mark J. Spangehl and Christopher P. Beauchamp and Robert W. McGraw},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={1995},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S39-45
        }
}
Despite increasing confidence in the intermediate and long-term results of total hip replacement, considerable and justifiable concern remains about its use in young, active adults. Hip arthrodesis is a valuable, although unpopular, option in this group of patients. The authors describe, step by step, the standardized technique of arthrodesis that they first used in 1981, and they review the results of their experience. The importance of precise positioning of the fusion is emphasized: 20… CONTINUE READING

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