Total hip arthroplasty continued to receive much attention during the past
year. The demand for total hip arthroplasty continues to increase. Following
the outlines from previous updates, this year's review is organized in the
following sections: (1) epidemiology and public health, (2) clinical outcome
of primary total hip arthroplasty, (3) clinical outcome of revision total hip
arthroplasty, (4) current status of minimal incision total hip arthroplasty,
(5) hip resurfacing, (6) complications, (7) bearing surfaces, and (8) other
clinical and scientific studies.