Total Hip Replacement in Osteoarthrosis using the Charnley ProsthesisBr Med J 1972; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5816.752 (Published 24 June 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:752
- R. C. Todd,
- C. D. R. Lightowler,
- Jacqueline Harris
Charnley low-friction arthroplasty was performed on 352 osteoarthritic hips, usually because of severe pain. Three hundred and twenty hips were reviewed at a special follow-up clinic or by postal questionnaire. After operation 89% of hips were pain-free or caused only occasional discomfort, and in 76% there was an increased range of movement. Of those patients actually seen for review 79% were judged to have a good or excellent result. The most frequent single complication was deep infection, which occurred in 5·3% of hips.
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