volume 8, issue 4, P227-244 1974
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820080403
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Abstract: Total hip replacements are based on a long chain of efforts of partial exchange of joint compartments. Inplants of material of both biological and nonbiological origin have been applied over the past 50 years. Smith‐Pedersen, Judet, Moore, and Thompson are names to be remembered. It was primarily from the idea of firm fixation and low friction between the joint surfaces that today's constructions emerged. Immediate superior clinical results encouraged a strong trend towards hip‐arthroplasties. The orthopedic s…

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