The Search for Arthroplasty Longevity

Experts examine pros and cons of CoC, MoM, and cross-linked polyethylene

Maureen Leahy

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be the most effective surgical procedure ever developed, yet it has had problems from the beginning,” said David G. Lewallen, MD, during the AAOS and the Orthopaedic Research Society joint symposium “Articulations in Total Joint Replacement: Have We Lost Our Bearings?” at the 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

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