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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

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

Philip F. Dobson and Michael R. Reed

further reduced infection. Despite the ongoing evolution and refinement of surgical practice, surgical site infection (SSI) remains a risk for every patient, including those undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures, and is associated

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

Low-dose dexamethasone during arthroplasty

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

patients undergoing hip or knee arthroplasty. In addition, we identified the present literature on the theoretical increased risk of infection and wound healing disturbances following the use of glucocorticosteroids (dexamethasone). In this search, we

George C. Babis and Vasileios S. Nikolaou

It is projected that by 2030 the number of total hip arthroplasty (THA) revision procedures will have doubled in the USA. 1 Similar projections have been made in Australia, the UK and worldwide. 2 , 3 Revision THA poses a major challenge

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

Stavros Tsotsolis, Eustathios Kenanidis, Vasileios F Pegios, Michael Potoupnis, and Eleftherios Tsiridis

total knee replacements are expected in Sweden by 2030 ( 4 ). On the contrary, more lenient estimations projected an increase of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) in the United States by 284% and primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by 401% in 2040

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