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Application of Arthroplasty Principles to Canine Cemented Total Hip Replacement


  • Kurt S. Schulz DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

    1. From the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA.
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“Taking a long view, one may wonder whether joint replacement, though a brilliant tactical success, represents the true path of progress in orthopedics or whether it represents a very specialized but temporary makeshift.… A more fundamental knowledge of the biology of the cartilage cell … may lead to presently unconceived methods of preventing and treating chronic arthritis that will leave joint replacement as dead as a dinosaur.”

Davis LeVay, The History of Orthopedics