Study shows surgical skills are transferable

By Jennie McKee

Hemiarthroplasty by high-volume THA surgeons yields better outcomes

Hemiarthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty (THA) are two different procedures. But a study presented at the 75th AAOS Annual Meeting seems to indicate that physicians who perform a high number of THAs can transfer those skills to hemiarthroplasty, and their patients may have better results than patients whose surgeons performed fewer THAs.

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