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Current Research and Clinical Trials

Physicians with Washington University Orthopedics are involved in a variety of clinical trials in an effort to improve the care of adults requiring reconstructive surgery of the lower extremities.

Procedures Evaluated Are:

  • Outcome of hip resurfacing vs. total hip arthroplasty
  • Bone loss following hip resurfacing vs. total hip arthroplasty
  • Restoring bone loss with bone graft substitutes and bone proteins
  • Return to sports, employment, and normal sexual function following hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Evaluating cemented femoral component surface finish
  • Low-wear polyethylene hip implants
  • Hip and knee implant survivorship
  • Surgical management of osteonecrosis of the hip
  • Patient selection and results of hip osteotomies
  • Return to employment following joint replacement
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infection following joint replacement
  • Efficacy of hip arthroscopy procedures
  • Outcome of hip osteotomy and impingement procedures
  • Diagnosis and treatment outcomes of young adult hip procedures

For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.

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The Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Disorders

The Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Hip Disorders

The Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders, one of the most rapidly advancing subspecialties in orthopedics, provides comprehensive, specialized care. Click here to learn more.