Large modular metal-on-metal bearings in routine primary hip replacement
What advantage is there to be gained using large modular metal-on-metal bearings in routine primary hip replacement?J Bone Joint Surg Br; 2011; 93(12): 1602-1609
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100 patients who underwent primary total hip replacement were randomized to receive a large-head metal-on-metal bearing on a stem for primary hip replacement or a 28 mm diameter conventional metal-on polyethylene bearing. The results from 2 year follow-up indicated that both groups displayed significant improvements in regards to function, pain, and hip scores. However, it was found that patients ...
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