French hip arthroplasty (SOFCOT)
The hip arthroplasty registry of the French Orthopaedic Society (SOFCOT) has been active since 2006. We could reproduce the problems and recalls associated with metal-metal total hip arthroplasty worldwide with a dedicated analysis of the implants in the registry.
When we applied the methods of the Australian joint arthroplasty registry to the SOFCOT registry we found that risk of failure for these implants was similar to other registries. In France, the accreditation of hip surgeons is now linked to their participation in the registry.
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