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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2011 February;62(1):43-8

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Controversies in treating the young adult hip patient

Flecher X., Aubaniac J. M., Parratte S., Argenson J. N.

Center for Osteoarthritis Surgery, Marseille, France


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Several options have been introduced to enhance the results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in the young. Regarding component fixation and design, the choice of a cementless stem is a suitable option. However, the surgeon has to be aware of the disturbed proximal anatomy of the femur in this population and custom cementless stem has shown adequate midterm results. Hard bearing surfaces have demonstrated lower rates of wear while longterm studies failed to prove a high impact on survivorship and cost-effectiveness. Finally, modern techniques as hip resurfacing of mini invasive approach have recently been discussed in the young adult to allow faster recovery and a better return to sport activities. The aim of this article is to discuss all those attractive options.

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