Resurfacing and replacement: The biomechanics of stability

By Jay D. Lenn

OREF grant recipient compares hip procedures

Femoral head resurfacing, while not a new alternative to total hip arthroplasty (THA), has had a recent resurgence because of improvements in implant design. Although data on short-term outcomes of hip resurfacing are promising, few studies are available on long-term outcomes, the biomechanics of the implant, or the biomechanical differences between THA and resurfacing.

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