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Total hip arthroplasty in young patients with osteoarthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19377644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total hip arthroplasty (THA), an effective treatment for patients with end-stage arthritic hip conditions, provides dramatic pain relief, enhances mobility, and restores function.The success of THA in older patients, in concert with improvements in techniques and biomaterials, has stimulated demand for this procedure in younger, more active patients hoping to regain full activity. Although young age remains a relative contraindication to THA, the weight of this factor has diminished. Several investigators have reported results of low-friction arthroplasty in young patients. Unfortunately, the value of these studies is limited because of heterogeneous hip pathology in the younger groups, particularly given that preoperative pathology has proved to significantly affect implant survival. In this review of the literature, we focus on THA survival in young, active patients with a preoperative diagnosis of noninflammatory osteoarthritis.
Mariza Daras; William Macaulay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1934-3418     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  2009-06-09     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / instrumentation,  methods*
Osteoarthritis, Hip / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Young Adult

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