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Surface replacement arthroplasty of the hip.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19302061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of the young patient with degenerative disease of the hip has historically been a difficult problem for the orthopaedist. Total hip arthroplasty in the young patient has generally produced inferior results as compared to older patients. Surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) was initially developed over 50 years ago to treat degenerative disease of the hip. It has regained enthusiasm over the last 10 to 15 years as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty for the treatment of degenerative disease of the hip in younger patients. The modern metal-on-metal bearing provides improved wear characteristics over its metal-on-polyethylene predecessor. Multiple studies have demonstrated mid-term results of metal-on-metal SRA, which are comparable to total hip arthroplasty. The long-term survival data of SRA remains to be seen, as does the long-term effect of elevated serum ion levels.
Aaron K Schachter; Justin G Lamont
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1936-9719     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-23     Completed Date:  2009-06-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300541     Medline TA:  Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arthroplasty / adverse effects,  history,  instrumentation,  methods*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip* / adverse effects,  history,  instrumentation
Hip Joint / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Hip Prosthesis
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Recovery of Function
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
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