Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2018

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190687762

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Vanishing Bone

Conquering a Stealth Disease Caused by Total Hip Replacements

William H. Harris,MD, DSc

  • Unravels the mystery of periprosthetic osteolysis, a never-before-seen disease which causes the massive destruction of bone in individuals with total hip replacements
  • Traces the disease from its discovery on a single x-ray to its elimination via the creation of a new material for hip implants
  • Includes compelling patient case reports woven through the narrative
  • Reveals the unique challenges faced by clinician-scientists who provide both patient care and conduct medical research

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