Article Abstract

Editorial on “No correlation between serum markers and early functional outcome after contemporary THA”

Authors: Anthony Unger, Evan J. Smith


To date, our field has been dependent upon established outcome metrics to evaluate the variety of approaches to total hip arthroplasty (THA) (SF-36, WOMAC, HSS). Newer measures have been used to supplement these scores including, gait analysis, serum makers and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the clinical applicability of these tools remains unclear.