Total Hip Arthroplasty-evolution and Current Concepts
- Pp. 140-168 (29)J.V. Srinivas and Mohan Puttaswamy
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been designated as the Operation of the century. The past 3-4 decades have seen tremendous improvement in the patient outcomes, products and technology that has enabled all these changes to improve the quality of life of our patients with problems of the hip joint. We have reviewed the surgical approaches to the hip joint, the bearing surfaces, implant selection and their problems and complications in this chapter. We have also stated our approach and philosophy to have good outcome of THA.