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Examining the ethical implications of an orthopaedic joint registry.
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PMID:  20439699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
R.P., a fifty-seven-year-old man, underwent a total hip replacement with a newly designed, cementless hip system. Within the first several months after surgery, he had persistent thigh pain. Radiographs made at one year indicated progressive radiolucent lines surrounding the femoral component. He required revision surgery for aseptic loosening of the femoral component. Several months following the revision, a single journal article indicating a similar problem at another institution with the same device was published. A year later, two additional articles appeared in the literature. One year later, the femoral device originally implanted in R.P. was removed from the market.
James D Capozzi; Rosamond Rhodes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1535-1386     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-04     Completed Date:  2010-05-21     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1330-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement / adverse effects*
Ethics, Clinical
Orthopedics / ethics*
Registries / ethics*

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