Variations in the pre-operative status of patients coming to primary hip replacement for osteoarthritis in European orthopaedic centres.
EUROHIP Study Group
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Total hip joint replacement (THR) is a high volume, effective intervention for hip osteoarthritis (OA). However, indications and determinants of outcome remain unclear. The 'EUROHIP consortium' has undertaken a cohort study to investigate these questions. This paper describes the variations in disease severity in this cohort and the relationships between clinical and radiographic severity, and explores some of the determinants of variation.
addresses: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
notes: PMCID: PMC2654855
types: Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2009, Vol. 10, pp. 19 -
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