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July 21, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(12):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970120091022

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This compact, small-sized book is easily read. The early part of the book giving the historical background of arthroplasty in general is most interesting. The major part of the book, however, is devoted to a plea for the use of the Judet acrylic prosthesis in hip disease, and, therefore, it would seem that this book should have been entitled "Experience with the Judet Prosthesis." If one read this book alone, a wrong impression might be gained, for mention of other types of hip prostheses is minimal or lacking. The current trend, however, is away from the Judet prosthesis. At present, more metallic prostheses are being used. The author shows some of the complications of the Judet procedure and photographs and drawings of broken prostheses. He is to be commended for showing these poor results. As a monograph on the use of the Judet prosthesis, the book is interesting but is

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