Prognosis of total hip replacement in Sweden. Follow-up of 92,675 operations performed 1978-1990.

@article{Malchau1993PrognosisOT,
  title={Prognosis of total hip replacement in Sweden. Follow-up of 92,675 operations performed 1978-1990.},
  author={Henrik Malchau and Peter Herberts and Lennart Ahnfelt},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1993},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={497-506}
}
A prospective, national multi-center study of all reoperations after total hip replacement (THR) was started by the Swedish Orthopedic Association in 1979. The material comprises all THR performed in Sweden, presently more than 10,000 yearly or 130 THR per 100,000 inhabitants; uncemented implants have been used in less than 2 percent. The main reasons for revision have been aseptic loosening 79 percent, infection 10 percent, technical error 6 percent, and dislocation 2 percent. The cumulative… CONTINUE READING
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