Are Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty at an Increased Risk For Component Malpositioning?

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a highly successful surgical procedure that has experienced a steady increase in demand during recent years. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, THA currently accounts for more than 285,000 orthopedic procedures performed in the United States annually, a number that is forecasted to double in the next two decades [1]. Considering the notable projected increase in demand for THA, a priority must be placed on identifying and evaluating common indicators of adverse clinical outcomes … READ MORE

Nine-Year Incidence of Kidney Disease in Patients Who Have had Total Hip Arthroplasty

Metal-metal total hip arthroplasty (THA) is contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function due to increased metal ion output relative to other bearings and renal excretion of metal ions. Although one can avoid a metal-metal THA in a patient with renal disease, a patient may be destined to develop renal disease later in life. In this study, we sought to detremine the incidence of newly diagnosed renal diseas in the 9 years after THA … READ MORE

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Fixation and Osteolysis With Metasul Metal-on-Metal Articulation

The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence of osteolysis and loss of fixation using Metasul metal-on-metal articulation couples…. READ MORE

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