Radiostereometric analysis of the effect of a large articulation on prosthetic wear and migration after hip replacement [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Also known as: How wear and prosthesis fixation are affected by using a large diameter articulation at hip replacement

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Researchers: Prof Donald Howie (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Bo Nivbrant

Brief description At total hip replacement, there has been a recent trend to use prostheses with a larger ball and liner in the socket. This may decrease the risk of post-operative dislocation, but may also increase the amount of wear, leading to bone loss and loosening of prostheses, which may then require replacement. This project will use a special type of x-ray to determine whether wear and movement of these new prostheses is clinically acceptable, so that they can be used with confidence in patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 192,186.78

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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