Outcome Poor With Hip Resurfacing

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:02am
Todd Neale

For male patients with smaller femoral heads hip resurfacing does not appear to be as effective as total hip replacement, researchers found.

And for women, 5-year implant survival was worse with hip resurfacing regardless of head size, Ashley Blom, PhD, of the University of Bristol in England, and colleagues reported online in The Lancet.

For men, implant survival was poorer with hip resurfacing than with other surgical techniques when the femoral head was less than 54 mm; for larger head sizes, implant survival was comparable.

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