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Total Hip Arthroplasty and Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty in the Very Young Patient

Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA.
Orthopedic Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.7). 07/2012; 43(3):359-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocl.2012.05.005
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ABSTRACT Severe hip arthritis in an adolescent or very young adult can be a devastating disability that affects all aspects of a patient’s life. Newer treatment strategies in pediatric orthopedic surgery and hip preservation potentially could lessen the impact of this severe disorder in the future. Careful patient selection can lead to excellent outcomes for both THA and/or HRA in young patients. Further study will likely shed more light on whether HRA truly has more improved functional results than THA, and studies with longer follow-up that show definitive revision rates also should affect the future of HRA.

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