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BACKGROUND With the advent of more wear-resistant bearings, there is renewed interest in resurfacing total hip arthroplasty. However, there is a paucity of information on the biomechanical results of this type of arthroplasty compared with those of contemporary total hip arthroplasty. METHODS Using standardized radiographs, we measured and compared the(More)
We previously reported wear data at a minimum of two years following thirty-four total hip replacements with a Marathon cross-linked polyethylene liner and twenty-four replacements with a conventional (gamma-sterilized-in-air) Enduron polyethylene liner. In this current study, with sequential five-year radiographs, wear rates were determined with use of(More)
The causes of periprosthetic fractures of the femur due to the design of the prosthesis and the individual parameters of the patient are unexplored. By different anchorage techniques in cementless total hip arthroplasties, it is assumed that there are various load limits of the implant’s bearing femur. In the present study, we compared a standard hip stem(More)
Lower limb salvage surgery remains a challenge in orthopaedic oncology. Both cemented and cementless, modular, endoprosthetic systems are widely used to treat defects of different sizes. The systems have changed over the years, and each major orthopaedic company offers a modular tumour and revision system for the lower extremities. All systems have worse(More)
Contemporary cementing techniques in total hip arthroplasty include the use of a cement restrictor to occlude the intramedullary canal. As there are many different designs currently available it was the aim of our study to compare the stability of eight different systems. We investigated the displacement and the ability to occlude the femur of these cement(More)
Bone stock losses in cementless femoral stem revisions compromise a stable fixation. The surgeon has to rely on his wealth of experience in deciding which stem shape to use. The aim of our study was to compare the primary rotational stability of cylindrical and conical revision hip stems subjected to femoral defects. Four current prostheses (two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Limb salvage and reconstruction with tumor endoprostheses is considered as therapeutic standard in the treatment of bone defects at the knee. Few studies report long-term results so far. METHODS Seventy-seven patients who had a cementless or cemented MUTARS endoprosthesis implanted were followed-up for a mean period of 46 months(More)
BACKGROUND Cerclage wires are widely used in revision hip surgery to reattach the lid of a femoral osteotomy. The present study compared the influence of multifilaments and monofilaments on primary stability of revision hip stems with different fixation principles. METHODS A standardized extended proximal femoral osteotomy was performed in the anterior(More)
The resurgence of metal-metal bearings has renewed interest in hip resurfacing, but a paucity of information exists regarding femoral cementing technique. We developed a laboratory model in which 72 open-cell foam specimens were used to simulate bone. Analyses of two cement viscosities, two foam porosities, and six cementing techniques were performed:(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the mortality risk and complication rate after operative treatment of pertrochanteric fractures with primary arthroplasty, dynamic hip screw (DHS) or proximal femoral nail (PFN). Clinical records including X-rays of all patients with trochanteric femoral fractures, except pathologic fractures and a minimum age of 60(More)