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Low-dose dexamethasone during arthroplasty

What do we know about the risks?

Jessica T. Wegener, Tim Kraal, Markus F. Stevens, Markus W. Hollmann, Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs, and Daniël Haverkamp

of patients, comparing dexamethasone with saline in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty in a RCT. Therefore, we assessed their results as one study. Bergeron et al recorded complications in wound healing, osteonecrosis and SSI for each

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

Maria Moralidou, Anna Di Laura, Johann Henckel, Harry Hothi, and Alister J. Hart

Introduction Over 3.1 million primary total hip arthroplasties (THA) have been performed in Europe since the mid-20th century. 1 Estimations based on current trends in the UK indicate a significant increase in primary THA, 2 with the

Claus Varnum, Alma Bečić Pedersen, Ola Rolfson, Cecilia Rogmark, Ove Furnes, Geir Hallan, Keijo Mäkelä, Richard de Steiger, Martyn Porter, and Søren Overgaard

Background The establishment of total hip arthroplasty (THA) registers started in the Scandinavian countries in 1979. 1 Later on, several countries outside Scandinavia followed with the establishment of nationwide or regional THA

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

Bülent Atilla, Sancar Bakırcıoğlu, Alexander J. Shope, and Javad Parvizi

subchondral blood supply to the femoral head and constitutes a reason for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients. 1 , 2 If left undiagnosed and untreated, this disease will progress to the eventual collapse of the femoral head. 1 - 3 Males

Torben Bæk Hansen

, insufficient post-operative mobilisation of patients, absence of well-defined discharge criteria and suboptimum pre-operative patient information. 3 However, fast-track programmes have now been introduced into total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery with

Giorgio Maria Calori, Emilio Mazza, Alessandra Colombo, Simone Mazzola, and Massimiliano Colombo

Introduction Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head (FH) causes 5% to 12% of total hip arthroplasties (THA). It especially affects active male adults between the third and fifth decades of life. 1 The exact worldwide incidence is

Georgios Tsikandylakis, Soren Overgaard, Luigi Zagra, and Johan Kärrholm

of bearing material and articulation design in total hip arthroplasty (THA) will influence the amount of wear, range of motion and joint stability, these properties will affect the risk of complications and the revision rate from the short- and long

J R W Crutsen, M C Koper, J Jelsma, M Heymans, I C Heyligers, B Grimm, N M C Mathijssen, and M G M Schotanus

(MoM, CoC, metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) and ceramic-on-polyethylene (CoP)) and any type of hip arthroplasty design (hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA), short stem hip arthroplasty, and ‘conventional’ stemmed total hip arthroplasty, both uncemented and