Letters Hip resurfacing

Early failures cause concern

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5632 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5632
  1. Ben J R F Bolland, hip fellow1,
  2. Jeremy M Latham, consultant orthopaedic surgeon2,
  3. Duncan Whitwell, consultant orthopaedic surgeon3
  1. 1Metal Hips Research Group, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Southampton General Hospital, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK
  3. 3Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. bbolland{at}btinternet.com

One of the perceived advantages of resurfacing was that revision surgery for failure of the femoral component would be easier than revising a hip replacement. The metal socket is left in situ and the hip reconstructed using a …

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