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Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Nov;23 Suppl 2:S229-32. doi: 10.1007/s00590-012-1128-3. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

Versatile application of short stem during total hip arthroplasty.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, KonKuk University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.


Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgery worldwide. Current research and development had improved the designs of modern total hip prosthesis. Although long femoral stems are widely used, short stems are thought to preserve more native host bone and optimize proximal load transfer utilized with the advent of less invasive surgery. Modular short femoral stems in THA may have versatile applicability by virtue of their unique geometry, mechanism of fixation, and modularity. In this report, we present two unique case scenarios where the use of short stems has given successful results.

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