Journal article

Survivorship of Hip and Knee Implants in Pediatric and Young Adult Populations

Art Sedrakyan, Lucas Romero, Stephen Graves, David Davidson, Richard de Steiger, Peter Lewis, Michael Solomon, Robyn Vial, Michelle Lorimer

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME | JOURNAL BONE JOINT SURGERY INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: One of the least researched areas in orthopaedic pediatrics is the safety and effectiveness of joint replacement, in part because it is uncommon and is undertaken for a wide range of conditions not common for adult joint replacement. This study used data from the AOANJRR (Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry) to analyze the use of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the pediatric population and to provide preliminary data on the outcome of these procedures. METHODS: The AOANJRR, which is part of the ICOR (International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries), provided information on pediatric procedures reported to the..

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