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Georgios Tsikandylakis, Maziar Mohaddes, Peter Cnudde, Antti Eskelinen, Johan Kärrholm, and Ola Rolfson

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) currently comprises a variety of head sizes and bearing types. The size of femoral head used in THA gradually increased from 22 mm in the 1960s to 28 mm in the 1990s, and thereafter to 32 mm in the mid

Georgios Kyriakopoulos, Lazaros Poultsides, and Panayiotis Christofilopoulos

of surgeons have been using the anterior approach for hip arthroplasty, as well as resurfacing and femoral neck fractures. The muscle-sparing nature of the approach and the improved early results of the anterior approach as well as the favourable

Christiaan P. van Lingen, Luigi M. Zagra, Harmen B. Ettema, and Cees C. Verheyen

Introduction Large-head metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings were re-popularised in the late 1990s with the introduction of modern hip resurfacing (HR), followed shortly afterward by large metal head total hip arthroplasty (THA). The introduction of

Gösta Ullmark

Introduction Dislocation after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a difficult problem for the patient, the treating surgeon, and is associated with a considerable extra cost for the health care system. 1 The true prevalence of post

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

Martin Krismer

Introduction In April 2016 I performed a total hip arthroplasty (THA) in one of my former rock climbing partners. Four months later, this patient had a severe climbing accident. A hold broke, and he fell headlong downwards. Fortunately, after

Kavin Sundaram, Ahmed Siddiqi, Atul F. Kamath, and Carlos A. Higuera-Rueda

primary hip arthroplasty. 1 – 3 There has been renewed interest in variants of this technique including the trochanteric slide osteotomy (TSO), extended trochanter osteotomy (ETO), and the transfemoral approach for both septic and aseptic revision

Luigi Zagra and Enrico Gallazzi

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is widely considered to be one of the most successful surgical procedures in orthopaedics. It is associated with high satisfaction rates and significant improvement in quality of life following surgery

Jurek Rafal Tomasz Pietrzak, Zia Maharaj, Lipalo Mokete, and Nkhodiseni Sikhauli

Introduction The prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) is increasing worldwide. HIV is a pandemic affecting over 35 million adults (prevalence 0.8%). 1 The European Centre for

Luigi Zagra

Introduction Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been described as “the operation of the 20th century” for the high satisfaction of the patients and the improvement of the quality of life following surgery. 1 More than 1 million THAs are