Cost-utility of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing compared to conventional total hip replacement in young active patients with osteoarthritis.

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Journal Article


Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Volume 16, Issue 6, p.942-52 (2013)


Adult, Alberta, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Costs and Cost Analysis, Databases, Factual, Female, Health Care Costs, Health Surveys, Hip Prosthesis, Humans, Male, Markov Chains, Middle Aged, Models, Statistical, Motor Activity, Osteoarthritis, Hip, Prosthesis Failure, Quality-Adjusted Life Years


Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (MoM HRA) has emerged as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty (THA) for younger active patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Birmingham hip resurfacing is the most common MoM HRA in Alberta, and is therefore compared with conventional THA.