Total hip replacement Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alendronate
  • Bone Density Conservation Agents
  • Femoral Fractures

abstract

  • Total hip replacement is an option for nearly all patients with diseases of the hip that cause chronic discomfort and significant functional impairment. Most patients have an excellent prognosis for long-term improvement in symptoms and physical function. At this time, a cemented femoral component using modern cementing techniques, paired with a porous-coated acetabular component, can give excellent long-term results. Revision of a total hip replacement is indicated when mechanical failure occurs. Continued periodic follow-up is necessary to identify early evidence of impending failure so as to permit remedial action before a catastrophic event.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 7783307

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1950

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 273

number

  • 24