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Hip resurfacing 

Hip resurfacing
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Hip resurfacing
Author(s):

Deepak Kumar

and Richard Carrington

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.007014
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date: 13 December 2019

Hip resurfacing has emerged as an alternative method of hip arthroplasty for younger patients

It is technically more demanding than total hip replacement

The reported early and mid-term results are good with revision rates below 5% at 7 years

Long term effect of raised levels of metal ions remains a major concern

Long term clinical follow up and further research must continue.

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