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Bone & Joint Surgery

A recently published article in Bone & Joint Surgery examined the effect of different surgical techniques on the complication rate and overall outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The important findings revealed that while THA has a relatively low complication rate, the surgical approach can play a role in the incidence of complications. The posterior approach had a significantly lower overall complication rate compared with the anterior approach, with an equal dislocation rate. Periprosthetic fracture and surgical site infection contributed most to the early complication rates. Read more

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