Effect of Patient-Controllable Factors on Survivorship of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty


The identification of factors that may affect the eventual survivorship of primary total hip arthroplasty is essential. The surgeon needs this information to assist in the patient selection process and to mold patient expectations. Patients may then be counseled regarding factors within their control, and this information may affect long-term behavior. For a given patient, how might the surgeon best advise that person to prolong the longevity and functionality of his or her hip replacement? (Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 12(2):72–74, 2003

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Kate Nellans, BS, Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD,  William Macaulay, MD