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TEN YEAR RESULTS OF HIP REPLACEMENTS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL JOINT REPLACEMENT REGISTRY (NJRR)

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012 - 01:41 PM | General Information | Comments (0)
The NJRR has been collecting data on joint replacements performed in Australia since 1999. The latest, extremely comprehensive report, was able for the first time to present 10-year outcomes. Although other countries have had similar registries for longer (Sweden’s and Norway’s go back to the 1980s!), some don’t yet have one established, most notably the United States. The basic aim is to identify unusually short individual replacement survivorship in comparison to other and an overall average. The NJRR does not make comment on other aspects of outcome, such as the speed of r... More

ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT- A New, Old Operation

Posted on: Aug 20, 2012 - 10:23 AM | General Information | Comments (0)
Despite all the recent interest, hip replacements through anterior incisions are actually not new. In fact, this particular surgical approach was first described in 1881, and French surgeon Robert Judet introduced the procedure using a form of replacement almost 60 years ago. What is new, however, is the minimally invasive instrumentation which, combined with the anterior approach and hip rehabilitation, is making an already great operation potentially better. The success of hip replacement surgery is impressive. In two generations it has restored quality of life to millions of people wh... More

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