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Poll: physicians' hip implant selection may change.

Ceramic hip implants are becoming more popular with doctors, according to a recent poll.

A survey held by Canadian firm Millennium Research Group (MRG) revealed that 45% of physician respondents intend to increase their use of ceramic hip implants in the next two years. Nearly 30% said they would increase their use of metal acetabular bearing surfaces.

"Surgeons indicated that clinical results and patient needs had the highest impact on their choice of bearing surface," noted Andrea Cheng, a senior analyst at MRG. "As a result, over 50% of physicians surveyed used more than one type of acetabular bearing surface to reflect the needs of their patients."

The survey was performed during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Date:May 1, 2008
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