Short-term complications have more effect on cost-effectiveness of THA than implant longevity.

@article{Shearer2015ShorttermCH,
  title={Short-term complications have more effect on cost-effectiveness of THA than implant longevity.},
  author={David William Shearer and Jiwon Youm and Kevin John Bozic},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 5},
  pages={1702-8}
}
BACKGROUND Outcomes research in THA has focused largely on long-term implant survivorship as a primary outcome and emphasized the development of new implant technologies. In contrast, strategies to improve short-term outcomes, such as the frequencies of periprosthetic joint infections and unplanned readmissions, have received less attention. QUESTIONS… CONTINUE READING