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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2004 February;55(1):23-30

Copyright © 2004 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Total hip replacement: when and why

Toni A. 1, 2, Traina F. 1, 2

1 I Divisione Ortopedica Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna 2 Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica Istituto Codivilla Putti, Bologna


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Total hip replacement is a common and successful orthopedic clinical procedure; nevertheless, few clinical studies have been performed to investigate the correct indications for this surgery. Aim of the present study is to report our decision making process for hip replacement, underlining some pathologies requiring a specific evaluation of the patient.

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