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Orthopade. 2010 Jun;39(6):623-30. doi: 10.1007/s00132-010-1617-1.

[Revision hip stems: an analysis of the fixation].

[Article in German]

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Abteilung Orthop├Ądie, DRK-Klinik Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Deutschland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Revision hip replacements are complicated surgeries because the femoral quality is often reduced by large substance losses. Stem fixation in terms of sufficient primary stability is therefore a great challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon.

AIM:

The aim of the present study was to examine two currently used prostheses in Germany (MHP and MRP) concerning their ability to securely bridge femoral defects.

RESULTS:

Up to a segmental metaphyseal defect, both stems showed sufficient fixation in our experimental setup. However, because of its predominantly distal fixation, the MRP stem would unnecessarily bridge proximal bone areas still capable of load bearing. In the presence of a transfemoral approach, the surgeon should favour the distal fixation mode because in this situation the proximal fixation option is absent. Therefore, the isthmus takes a key role for both stem designs.

PMID:
20396868
DOI:
10.1007/s00132-010-1617-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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