Recent Developments in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Cementation, Articulation, Minimal-Invasion and Navigation pp. 211-224
Authors: (Wasim Khan, Emeka Oragui, Umile Giuseppe Longo, University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, United Kingdom, and others)
Abstract: Total hip replacement is a commonly performed procedure for degenerative conditions of the hip which can achieve good results. The implants could be cemented or cementless and it is important that special consideration is given to the choice of the material used at the bearing surfaces. With an improved understanding of material properties and their performance in vivo there has been a resurgence of resurfacing procedures in the young. Surgical techniques continue to evolve and developments in recent years include minimal invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgery. This chapter aims to provide an overview of current total hip replacement techniques and prostheses.