Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Joseph S. Barr, Leon Sokoloff, Edward S. Mongan, C. Richard Kirkwood, Daniel C. Cherkin, L. J. Melton, R. N. Stauffer, E. Y.S. Chao, D. M. Ilstrup

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Abstract

To the Editor: Melton et al. (Nov. 11 issue)* suggest that over 100,000 total hip arthroplasties should be done in the United States per year. This is well over the current number being done. In their paper, the discrepancy seems to be in the 31.5 per cent of arthroplasties done for “proximal femur and other fractures.” One has to assume that they are treating routine intracapsular (subcapital) fractures of the hip with a total hip arthroplasty. This is by no means common or accepted practice in the United States. Most orthopedic surgeons treat this injury with reduction and pinning or.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-727
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume308
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 1983

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Arthroplasty
Hip
Hip Fractures
Femur
Wounds and Injuries
Orthopedic Surgeons

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Barr, J. S., Sokoloff, L., Mongan, E. S., Kirkwood, C. R., Cherkin, D. C., Melton, L. J., ... Ilstrup, D. M. (1983). Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty. New England Journal of Medicine, 308(12), 726-727. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198303243081219

Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty. / Barr, Joseph S.; Sokoloff, Leon; Mongan, Edward S.; Kirkwood, C. Richard; Cherkin, Daniel C.; Melton, L. J.; Stauffer, R. N.; Chao, E. Y.S.; Ilstrup, D. M.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 308, No. 12, 24.03.1983, p. 726-727.

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Barr, JS, Sokoloff, L, Mongan, ES, Kirkwood, CR, Cherkin, DC, Melton, LJ, Stauffer, RN, Chao, EYS & Ilstrup, DM 1983, 'Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 308, no. 12, pp. 726-727. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198303243081219
Barr JS, Sokoloff L, Mongan ES, Kirkwood CR, Cherkin DC, Melton LJ et al. Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty. New England Journal of Medicine. 1983 Mar 24;308(12):726-727. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198303243081219
Barr, Joseph S. ; Sokoloff, Leon ; Mongan, Edward S. ; Kirkwood, C. Richard ; Cherkin, Daniel C. ; Melton, L. J. ; Stauffer, R. N. ; Chao, E. Y.S. ; Ilstrup, D. M. / Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1983 ; Vol. 308, No. 12. pp. 726-727.
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