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Radiostereometric analysis is a science that enables reliable measurements to be made from radiographs. The method involves several steps including insertion of spheric tantalum markers, radiographic examinations, measurements of radiographic films, and calculations of three-dimensional movements. The precision of the method corresponding to the 99%(More)
The Swedish Hip Register has defined the epidemiology of total hip replacement in Sweden. Most hip implants are fully cemented. Serious complications and rates of revision have declined significantly despite an increasing number of patients at risk. During the past 5 years, only 8-9% of hip replacements are revisions. Aseptic loosening with or without(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the demographics, incidence, and results of treatment of periprosthetic fractures in a nationwide observational study. METHODS In the years 1999 and 2000, 321 periprosthetic fractures were reported to the Swedish National Hip Arthroplasty Register. All of the associated hospital records were collected.(More)
Periprosthetic fracture of the femur is an uncommon complication after total hip replacement, but appears to be increasing. We undertook a nationwide observational study to determine the risk factors for failure after treatment of these fractures, examining patient- and implant-related factors, the classification of the fractures and the outcome. Between(More)
A prospective, national multi-center study of all reoperations after total hip replacement (THR) was started by the Swedish Orthopedic Association in 1979. The material comprises all THR performed in Sweden, presently more than 10,000 yearly or 130 THR per 100,000 inhabitants; uncemented implants have been used in less than 2 percent. The main reasons for(More)
Highly cross-linked polyethylene (PE) has been introduced as an alternative bearing material in total hip arthroplasty (THA) because of high wear resistance in laboratory tests but the clinical experience of this material is limited. We evaluated a highly cross-linked PE (warm irradiated adiabatic melting, absorbed dose, 95 kGy) in a randomized study of(More)
Postoperative femoral periprosthetic fracture is an uncommon complication of total hip arthroplasty surgery, but several centers worldwide have recently reported an increase in total numbers of such fractures. This severe complication is costly for society and results in high morbidity. Our analysis of 1049 periprosthetic fractures occurring in Sweden(More)