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Reply to Dr. Ranawat’s Letter to the Editor

Authors: James W. Pritchett


I’m honored that Dr. Chit Ranawat has read my recent paper, “Hip Resurfacing Using Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene: A Prospective Study with Mean Follow-Up of 8.5 Years” published in the Journal of Arthroplasty, 2016. I support his conclusion that for most patients, cementless total hip replacement (THR) is the right choice. There are young active patients, though, whose needs and expectations exceed the outcomes provided by THR.