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Implant Registries Flawed? Murray v. Lewallen

Murray and Lewallen
Murray and Lewallen

“The data proves that registries cannot compare implant designs!” says David Murray. “Going to single surgeon or institutional efforts allow large numbers of patients to be studied very quickly,” says David Lewallen. “What registry studies really do is allow us to ask interesting questions and perhaps direct the next studies.”

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Blaha, Haddad: Four Rounds Over Femoral Neck Modularity

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement/Image created by RRY Publications, LLC
Current Concepts in Joint Replacement/Image created by RRY Publications, LLC

“This is an unnecessary evil. It’s not required for function and may be associated with implant failure,” says David Blaha. Fares Haddad notes, “There are still indications for modularity, but we need to get the design right and simplify the technique. And it has to be generalizable.”

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