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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 730
Complex Primary Total Hip Replacement

Principal Director - Orthopaedics, Sama Nursing Home, 8, Siri Fort Road, New Delhi - 110 049, India

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Maini P S. Complex Primary Total Hip Replacement. Indian J Orthop 2012;46:730

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Maini P S. Complex Primary Total Hip Replacement. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Feb 22];46:730. Available from:
Editor: SKS Marya

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi

2012, ISBN 978-93-5025-584-1, p. 164

Total hip replacement (THR) took a different and more difficult route during the course of its development in India. The reasons were mainly economic, social, and its acceptability by both the patient and the surgeon. Primary osteoarthritis being the main indication in the west where this operation was developed was hardly a problem with Indian orthopedic surgeons. Ankylosing spondylitis, avascular necrosis, and failed fracture neck femur along with sequelae of septic and tubercular hips made the bulk of indications. Hip arthroplasty has come of age in India and some of us now have considerable experience in all kinds of situations confronting the Indian arthroplasty fraternity.

I am glad that Dr. Sanjiv K. S. Marya has compiled the text book dealing with complex primary THR in tackling our own special indications. He has been joined by a galaxy of contemporary practitioners of this art for contributing to this book which is comprehensive, well-illustrated, and beautifully produced. I wish he had included certain specific examples of difficult situations where a specific approach was required to give optimum results. This will help a beginner grasps the things better than through generalized information regarding approaches and management. Also, a chapter on contemporary tribology would have helped to choose a specific implant for a specific situation.

I hope Dr. SKS Marya will accept and include these suggestions in future editions. All is said and done, it is a very good addition to the existing literature on hip replacement surgery. It should adorn the libraries of all institutions offering arthroplasty. Younger surgeons will find it very useful and experienced surgeons will find it to be of good referral value. My vote of thanks and appreciation goes to Dr. SKS Marya for this thoughtful and valuable contribution.

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