OBJECTIVES: To compare 10 year mortality rates among patients undergoing metal-on-metal hip resurfacing and total hip replacement in England. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: English hospital episode statistics database linked to mortality records from the Office for National Statistics. POPULATION: All adults who underwent primary elective hip replacement for osteoarthritis from April 1999 to March 2012. The exposure of interest was prosthesis type: cemented total hip replacement...Expand abstract
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Mortality rates at 10 years after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing compared with total hip replacement in England: retrospective cohort analysis of hospital episode statistics.
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