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J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1976 Feb;58(1):44-7.

Excision arthroplasty of the hip.


The results of excision arthroplasty on forty hips in thirty-two patients have been studied by personal review. The mean follow-up was ten years and the results were graded in the Lazansky system. The outcome was fairly predictable, most patients achieving a fair to good result. The patients were satisfied with the operation in unilateral cases as a secondary operation, but it was generally unsatisfactory as a primary procedure or when performed bilaterally. Pain relief was satisfactory, and previously infected hips achieved sound wound and bone healing. Half could walk with no aid or one stick. No correlation could be found between the radiological appearances and the quality of the result.

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