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Letters Selecting the right hip replacement

Patient survival matters as much as implant survival when selecting the right hip replacement

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 06 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1919
  1. Justin P Cobb, professor of orthopaedics1
  1. 1Imperial College, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK
  1. j.cobb{at}

“Clearly, cemented implants performed better (lasted longer) in patients aged over 65 years,” according to Hamilton and Howie and the Nordic registry.1 2 But …

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