Indications for hip replacement

J. Miles and Timothy W.R. Briggs

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Indications for hip replacement

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Hip replacement is commonly performed as treatment of a multitude of degenerative hip disorders

Pain, stiffness, and loss of function remain the primary indicators of the need for hip surgery

As implant designs and surgical techniques have improved, the range of indications has expanded

Contraindications and risks must always be counterbalanced with the potential benefits.

Chapter.  1648 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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