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Dominic Davenport and Venu Kavarthapu

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common procedure for primary osteoarthritis but increasing numbers are also being performed for other pathologies such as secondary arthritis, inflammatory arthropathies and trauma. Estimates

Claude B. Rieker

Introduction Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) has provided good results for over forty years, the choice of the optimal bearing surface still remains controversial. Tribology is defined as “the branch of science and technology that deals

Matthew Barrett, Anoop Prasad, Louis Boyce, Sebastian Dawson-Bowling, Pramod Achan, Steven Millington, and Sammy A. Hanna

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful and common surgical procedures, with a total of 98,211 THAs performed in England and Wales in 2015. 1 Current trends show a universal rise in the demand for THA; in

Stig Storgaard Jakobsen, Søren Overgaard, Kjeld Søballe, Ole Ovesen, Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen, Christian Andreas Dippmann, Michael Ulrich Jensen, Jens Stürup, and Jens Retpen

the posterior column (Ninomiya and Tagawa, and Ganz et al) are now used in Europe, North America and Asia. 7 , 8 The durability of total hip arthroplasty (THA) has increased significantly and has been followed by an extension of the indications

Michael M. Morlock, Robert Hube, Georgi Wassilew, Felix Prange, Gerd Huber, and Carsten Perka

, allowing them to install or remove tool bits quick and easily, and is still used in contemporary machines. It had a relatively small angle of 2.9° resulting in a steep taper angle. 2 The Morse taper was introduced in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) at the

Didier Hannouche, Matthieu Zingg, Hermes Miozzari, Remy Nizard, and Anne Lübbeke

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the most successful procedure used to treat end-stage degenerative conditions of the hip. Over 156.6 THAs per 100 000 population are performed each year in Europe, and the demand for primary THA is

Alexis Nogier, Idriss Tourabaly, Sonia Ramos-Pascual, Jacobus H. Müller, Mo Saffarini, and Cyril Courtin

Introduction Primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a successful procedure and has demonstrated excellent mid- to long-term survival rates. 1 Off-the-shelf femoral stems have been the default choice due to considerations of cost and

Joshua B.V. Smith, Habeeb Bishi, Chao Wang, Vipin Asopa, Richard E. Field, and David H. Sochart

Introduction The aims of total hip arthroplasty (THA) are to restore correct and personalized limb biomechanics and to achieve successful long-term fixation and function of the implant. The main benefit for preoperative templating in THA is

Mattia Loppini, Francesco Manlio Gambaro, Rob G H H Nelissen, and Guido Grappiolo

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most frequent and successful surgeries performed in the orthopedic field, nevertheless, a clear consensus on post-surgical management still lacks ( 1 ). The need to define a clear

Zeng Li, Shuai Xiang, Cuijiao Wu, Yingzhen Wang, and Xisheng Weng

Introduction Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is the most widely used material for liners in total hip arthroplasty (THA), and its long-term durability has been well demonstrated in several studies dating back to 1990s. 1