Published in Health Risk Factor Week, June 22nd, 2004
In a recent study from Australia, scientists "selected randomly a consecutive series of 162 patients requiring hip replacement to receive either a cementless, hemispherical, modular, titanium acetabular cup or a cemented, all-polyethylene cup."
"These replacements were performed by two surgeons in four general hospitals," noted P. McCombe and coauthors working at Beleura Hospital in Mornington. "The same surgical technique was used and a 26 mm metal-head femoral component was used in every case."
"After exclusions, 115 hips were studied for differences in rates of...
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