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Long-term Results of a First-Generation Annealed Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Young, Active Patients
The survivorship of total hip arthroplasty in younger patients is dependent on the wear characteristics of the bearing surfaces. Long-term results with conventional polyethylene in young patients show...
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Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification Following a Multimodal Pain Protocol in Total Hip Arthroplasty With the Posterior Approach
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is prevalent after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors have reduced the incidence of HO;
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Preliminary Clinical and Radiographic Results of Large Ceramic Heads on Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Data are limited regarding large ceramic femoral heads with highly cross-linked polyethylene. We hypothesized that large ceramic head articulation with highly cross-linked polyethylene is safe with a low...
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Diagnostic Algorithm for Residual Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Although total knee arthroplasty is a successful and cost-effective procedure, patient dissatisfaction remains as high as 50%. Postoperative residual knee pain after total knee arthroplasty, with or without...
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Arthrofibrosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Six total knee arthroplasties in five patients were revised because of persistent limited motion after the primary arthroplasty. All of the revised implants were of an appropriate size and not malpositioned.
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Durable Fixation Achieved With Medialized, High Hip Center Cementless THAs for Crowe II and III Dysplasia
Background A high hip center total hip arthroplasty (THA) for dysplasia allows more complete socket coverage by native bone at the expense of abnormal hip biomechanics. Despite poor results with cemented...
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Challenges in Outcome Measurement: Discrepancies Between Patient and Provider Definitions of Success
BackgroundSome orthopaedic procedures, including TKA, enjoy high survivorship but leave many patients dissatisfied because of residual pain and functional limitations. An important cause of patient dissatisfaction...
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Alternative Payment Models in Total Joint Arthroplasty Under the Affordable Care Act
AbstractSince the passage of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care has transitioned from a volume-based enterprise to a quality-based enterprise. Under this legislation,...
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The Historical Development of Value-Based Care: How We Got Here
Abstract The original architects of Medicare modeled the payment system on the existing fee-for-service (FFS) structure that historically dominated the health-insurance market. Under the FFS paradigm,...
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Long-Term Performance of Ceramic and Metal Femoral Heads on Conventional Polyethylene in Young and Active Patients
Background:Ceramic femoral heads produce less wear of the opposing polyethylene than do metal femoral heads in wear simulation studies. This is a matched-pair analysis of the wear of ceramic and metal...
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