Modern metal on metal articulation for total hip replacements.

  title={Modern metal on metal articulation for total hip replacements.},
  author={Lawrence D. Dorr and Kathi Hilton and Zhinian Wan and Gad Markovich and Roy Bloebaum},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Between 1991 and 1994, 70 patients received total hip replacements with metal on metal articulation. The results of 54 of these patients with 54 hips who have a 2- to 4-year (2.7-year average) followup are reported. Patients were prospectively evaluated using the Harris hip score, a patient self assessment form, and radiographs. Hip aspiration was performed preoperatively and 6 to 24 months postoperatively in 24 hips with metal on metal articulations. Implant retrieval was obtained from 2… CONTINUE READING
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