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Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement is performed for hips that are painful and dysfunctional and that are not amenable to joint preserving surgery. The surgery is generally extremely reliable but does entail some risks. Since most of the hip replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Murphy are done using less invasive surgical techniques, we’ve included more information about this topic under the tab titled "minimally invasive hip surgery".
Below are a series of links that address many of the scientific aspects of total hip replacement surgery including implant design considerations and clinical results of total hip arthroplasty. More information is available at http://stephenmurphy.org/hip/hminimally/index.html

 

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Kurtz WB, Ecker TM, Reichmann WM, Murphy SB. Factors affecting bony impingement in hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2009.

Murphy SB, Ecker TM, Tannast M. Two to 9 year clinical results of alumina ceramic-ceramic total hip arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 453, pp.97-102. 2006.

Clinical Results of Alumina Ceramic-Ceramic Bearings in Total Hip Arthroplasty, European Hip Society, Innsbruck, June, 2004.

American Experience with Alumina Ceramic-Ceramic Bearings in Total Hip Arthroplasty. AAOS 2004.

Does Cyclic Loading of Ceramic Components Affect Their Burst Resistance? International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, San Francisco, 2003.

Fatigue Resistance of Ceramic Liners to the Physiological Loading Under Conditions of Impingement. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, San Francisco, 2003.

Performance Characteristics of an Alumina Ceramic Liner-Titanium Shell Locking Mechanism. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, San Francisco, 2003.

US Experience with Alumina Ceramic-Ceramic THA. SICOT, San Diego, 2002.

Effect of Acetabular Bearing-Shell Junction Design on Static Burst Strength of Ceramic Inserts. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Oxford, England 2002.

Outcome of a Titanium, Proximally Load-Bearing, Non-Cemented, HA-Coated Femoral THA Component. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Oxford, England 2002.

Alumina Ceramic-Ceramic Bearings in THA: The New Gold Standard. Orthopedics, September 2002, Vol. 25, No. 9.

Link to video of Ceramic Bearings in Total Hip Arthroplasty by Stephen B. Murphy, M.D., Video Journal of Orthopedics, October 2002.