Letters Hip arthroplasty endpoints

Caution is needed in interpreting results

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7144 (Published 30 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7144
  1. Stephen Dalgleish, specialty registrar, trauma and orthopaedics1,
  2. David Finlayson, consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ, UK
  1. sdalgleish{at}nhs.net

The National Joint Registry has a wealth of valuable information, and its power should lie in the large numbers available for analysis. Curiously, however, different authors draw wildly differing conclusions when using the same dataset.

McMinn and colleagues make …

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