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Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Michael H. Huo, MD1; Javad Parvizi, MD2; B. Sonny Bal, MD3; Michael A. Mont, MD4
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75390-8883. E-mail address: michael.huo@utsouthwestern.edu
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
3 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Missouri Hip and Knee Center, 204 N. Keene Street, Suite 102, Columbia, MO 65201
4 The Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, 5th Floor, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21215
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Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors, or a member of their immediate families, are affiliated or associated.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 Sep 01;90(9):2043-2055. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00741
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Total hip arthroplasty remains one of the most frequently performed reconstructive operations. Much work has again been done in this discipline over the past year with regard to scientific investigation, clinical outcome assessment, and the treatment of complications. In addition, controversies related to venous thromboembolism, medical-legal issues, and surgeon-industry relationships have been at the center of scrutiny and media coverage. We have elected to organize this update into six sections: (1) outcome of primary total hip arthroplasty, including bearing surface options; (2) outcome of revision total hip arthroplasty, including new methods of enhancement of bone growth and fixation; (3) hip resurfacing arthroplasty; (4) minimal incision surgery; (5) complications; and (6) practice management, including medical-legal issues, workforce issues, and industry-surgeon relationships.
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