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J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2006 Dec;14(3):249-52.

Intra-operative error during Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty.

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University of Technology, School of Engineering Systems, Brisbane, Australia. p.weinrauch@qut.edu.au

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine the frequency of technical errors during implantation of the Austin Moore prosthesis in a public hospital.

METHODS:

Radiographs and charts of 147 consecutive uncemented Austin Moore hemiarthoplasty patients were retrospectively reviewed with particular reference to intra-operative errors associated with early failure of the prosthesis.

RESULTS:

48% of the patients had at least one error pertinent to implantation and 14% sustained intra-operative fractures. The error rates between relatively junior doctors and consultants were not significantly different.

CONCLUSION:

The uncemented Austin Moore prosthesis is a technically demanding prosthesis that is difficult to implant well. Greater selectivity should be exercised when considering its use for femoral neck fractures.

PMID:
17200524
DOI:
10.1177/230949900601400304
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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