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Indian Orthopaedic Association 57th Annual Conference 2012
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International Revision Hip Arthroplasty Symposium November 2012
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Which factors determine the wear rate of large-diameter metal-on-metal hip replacements? Multivariate analysis of two hundred and seventy-six components.
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Implants and Bearings

Since the initial success of Sir John Charnley in developing hip replacement at Wrightington Hospital there has been a huge amount of research and development in joint replacement technology. There is now an enormous variety of hip and knee replacement designs available utilizing different fixation methods, materials and bearings. In the following pages some of the more important aspects of prosthetic design are discussed.


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Design
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