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Osseointegration of total hip arthroplasties: studies in humans and animals.

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery R144, Stanford University Medical Center, CA 94305, USA.
Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants 02/1999; 9(1-2):77-112.
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ABSTRACT Total hip replacement is a successful, time-proven surgical procedure for reconstruction of the arthritic hip joint. The state of the bone-implant interface is crucial to the long-term integration and durability of hip replacements whether cemented or cementless. This review summarizes current clinical implant retrieval and animal research in hip-joint reconstruction. Future research must attempt to extend the longevity of hip replacements to avoid complex revision surgery.

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