Total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis in patients fifty-five years of age or older. An analysis of the Finnish arthroplasty registry.

@article{Mkel2008TotalHA,
  title={Total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis in patients fifty-five years of age or older. An analysis of the Finnish arthroplasty registry.},
  author={Keijo T. M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Antti P Eskelinen and Pekka Pulkkinen and Pekka O Paavolainen and Ville M. Remes},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={2160-70}
}
BACKGROUND According to the long-term results obtained from the Scandinavian arthroplasty registries, cemented total hip replacement has been the treatment of choice for osteoarthritis of the hip in elderly patients. The aim of the present study was to analyze population-based survival rates of the cemented and cementless total hip replacements performed for primary osteoarthritis in patients fifty-five years of age or older in Finland. METHODS From 1980 to 2004, a total of 50,968 primary… CONTINUE READING
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