Many varietis of total hip replacement can five good results in the hands of surgeons who do not specialise in this field of surgery; but papers on complications, delivered to surgical societies even currently in 1978, make one wonder how consis tently good are the good results in small groups of experience. The failure of most surgeons to stick to one type of operation, or to one surgical exposure, also implies underlying discontent



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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Charnley
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Hip SurgeryWrightington HospitalWigan, LancashireEngland
  3. 3.King Edward VII HospitalMidhurst, SussexUK

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