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Table 2 Outcomes sought from all included studies

From: The effectiveness of metal on metal hip resurfacing: a systematic review of the available evidence published before 2002

Timescale Outcomes
Short term Duration of operation
Serious complications (e.g. nerve palsy, haematoma dislocation, infection, re-operation within 6 months
Time in hospital
Time to return to "normal activities" prior to operation
Long term Revision rate
Time to revision surgery
Functional result
Percentage of patients pain free
Quality of life (any recognised generic or condition specific measure e.g. SF-36)