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Hip resurfacing

Deepak Kumar and Richard Carrington

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.007014

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Hip resurfacing

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Hip resurfacing has emerged as an alternative method of hip arthroplasty for younger patients

It is technically more demanding than total hip replacement

The reported early and mid-term results are good with revision rates below 5% at 7 years

Long term effect of raised levels of metal ions remains a major concern

Long term clinical follow up and further research must continue.

Chapter.  2963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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