Cementless stem stabilization after intraoperative fracture: A radiostereometric analysis

David Campbell, Graham Mercer, Kjell-Gunnar Nilsson, Stuart Callary

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    Abstract

    We present the case of a patient with intraoperative femoral fracture during THA, which was repaired using cerclage fixation and insertion of an hydroxyapatite-coated cementless stem. The patient was evaluated postoperatively using radiostereometry during a 2-year course, and despite a large amount of subsidence and rotation, stabilization occurred and was maintained by 6 months. By evaluating the pattern of stem migration after intraoperative fracture, this case shows, even in the presence of instability, a successful clinical outcome can be achieved using an hydroxyapatite-coated cementless stem.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)898-901
    Number of pages4
    JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
    Volume468
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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