New codes reveal unexpected causes for revision THA

By Annie Hayashi

Wear is not primary reason for THA failure

Despite continued improvements in surgical technique and implant devices, revisions to total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures in the United States have not decreased. In fact, as the patient population has expanded to include younger, more active individuals along with growing numbers of “baby boomers,” revisions are expected to significantly increase over the next several decades, according to Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA.

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