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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-42

Experience Of Total Hip Replacement In U. K.


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C. K Goyal


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Total hip replacement was first performed by wiles in 1938 on 6 patients severly affected by Still’s disease and next by McKee who performed 3 total hip replacement arthroplasty in 1951. Subsequently both Wiles and McKee performed number of these operations. In 1958, John Charnley started arthroplasties using fluon cup initially and later using high density polyethylene cups. He subsequently established a hip center with a very high standard of operating theatres which he proudly named “Green House” (Germ free, thermostatically controlled temperatures, etc.). Farrar later joined McKee at Norwich and began to perform these operations using methyl methacrylate to fix both (Vitallium) metal components. In 1964 Ring at Redhill, Surrey, used a prosthesis in which both components are made of metal without the addition of bone cement. It is the purpose of this paper to review retrospectively the experience of the author in this form of surgery in one of the British district hospital and to report the indications, short terms results and complications.


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