Outcomes Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Review of the Registry Data.
While total hip arthroplasty remains one of the most reliable procedures with excellent, cost-effective outcomes, there remains controversy in the choice of implant in terms of method of fixation, bearing surface, and size of the femoral head, especially in the younger population. This review looks at the possible information base that surgeons can explore before choosing the implant that they are comfortable with. It also looks at the findings of various registries, which readers can use in the process of informed consent. We have provided certain recommendations with specific reference to the method of fixation, bearing surface, and head size that can be backed by the available registry data. However, the information provided should be used only after considering local, financial, and patient-specific issues that surgeons encounter on a daily basis during their practice.