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Total Hip Arthroplasty 2010

Evidence Review Process

Literature search

  • Systematic review of the literature from 1966–July 2010 using MEDLINE and EmBASE, following the protocol of the Cochrane Collaboration
  • Inclusion of randomised studies assessing analgesic interventions in total hip arthroplasty and reporting pain on a linear analogue scale
  • 197 studies identified in the literature
  • 96 studies included (Click here for further information)
  • 101 studies excluded (Click here for further information)
  • The most common reason for exclusion was the lack of a defined subgroup of subjects undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (52 studies) (Click here for further information)