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Total hip arthroplasty relieves pain and improves function for many patients with endstage arthritis secondary to developmental dysplasia of the hip. Acetabular dysplasia, however, presents a special problem for total hip reconstruction in these patients. Structural bone grafting with femoral head autografting to the dysplastic acetabulum and cementing(More)
To determine whether the strain patterns produced in the femoral cortex after uncemented femoral arthroplasty are influenced by the fit of the component and whether these patterns are different from those of cemented components, cortical surface strains of cadaveric femurs subjected to loads simulating single-limb stance were measured before and after the(More)
We have reviewed 25 cases of focal femoral osteolysis in radiographically stable, cemented femoral implants. In three hips retrieved at post-mortem from two patients, we have been able to make a detailed biomechanical and histological analysis. The interval between arthroplasty and the appearance of focal osteolysis on clinical radiographs ranged from 40 to(More)
Wear of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene and the subsequent lytic response to the particulate wear debris are the dominant problems in total joint arthroplasty surgery. Wear testing apparatus can play a vital role in the in vitro evaluation of the many factors involved in wear, such as head size, surface roughness, materials for the head, and new(More)
We developed an analytical technique to determine the paths traced by specific points on the femoral head against the acetabulum in the human hip joint during gait. The purpose of the study was to apply this technique to the mechanical hip simulators chosen to conduct wear tests on polymeric acetabular liners used in total hip replacements. These simulators(More)
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