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Trends in total hip arthroplasty

Aumiller, Wade D., PhD, PA-C; Kleuser, Thomas M., MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: March 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 51–53
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000553394.43873.76
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ABSTRACT This article discusses developments in total hip arthroplasty related to the use of highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) liner material as the new standard of care for acetabular cup articulation surfaces. The pathologic implications of metal-on-metal hip prostheses in asymptomatic patients also are discussed.

At the time this article was written, Wade D. Aumiller was a student in the PA program at the University of Texas Pan American. He now practices in neurosurgery with Bianco Brain and Spine LLCP in Arlington, Tex. Thomas M. Kleuser was a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Fort Worth, Tex., when this article was written, and is now retired. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mark E. Archambault, DHSc, PA-C, department editor

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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