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CEMENTED HIPS SLIGHTLY LESS LIKELY TO REQUIRE REVISION, BUT LINKED TO SLIGHTLY INCREASED RISK OF DEATH.

CEMENTED HIPS SLIGHTLY LESS LIKELY TO REQUIRE REVISION, BUT LINKED TO SLIGHTLY INCREASED RISK OF DEATH.

A British study published online in BMJ compares outcome data for various hip arthroplasty procedures. The research team reviewed data on approximately 275,000 hip arthroplasty patients from the U.K. National Joint Registry, and found a small but significant increased risk of revision with uncemented total hip devices and Birmingham hip resurfacings compared to cemented total hips. Conversely, there was a small but significant increased risk of death with cemented procedures, and a significantly decreased risk of death for patients who underwent Birmingham hip resurfacing.