Do new and more expensive implants provide better outcomes in total hip arthroplasty?

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Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful surgeries in medical history. But rising demand in such procedures creates significant burden on national health systems all over the world so that researhers more often pay attention to economic impaction of THA. The use of new implants also increases a cost of arthroplasty. But it is a question whether new and more expensive implants could improve clinical outcomes. It became the purpose of our study. We studied available literature in Medline database about main trends of new hip endoprosthetic developments in previous decade and how they can impact to outcomes. Furthermore we studied our data of first revisions of domestic and import implants with comparison terms, structure and frequency of special revision implants using. According to our results new and expensive implants are not basic factor of reliable functioning of hip endoprosthesis.

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A. N. Kovalenko

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

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Russian Federation

I. I. Shubnyakov

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Russian Federation

R. M. Tikhilov

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics; Mechnikov North Western State Medical University

Russian Federation

A. Z. Cherny

Vreden Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Russian Federation


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