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PURPOSE On the basis of positive clinical results with mid- and long-term follow-up using the Mayo short stem, the Metha neck-preserving stem (BBraun, Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany) was introduced. The purpose of this study was to validate the implant design by direct acquisition of bone remodelling data from total hip arthroplasty (THA) recipients using(More)
AIM Intraoperative periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFF) during the implantation of primary non-cemented total hip arthroplasties (THA) are an increasing problem. Thus, the goal of this study was to analyse the postoperative performance of primary non-cemented THA in patients with intraoperative PFFs, with respect to the patient's subjective health-related(More)
In total hip arthroplasty (THA), short stemmed cementless implants are used because they are thought to stimulate physiological bone remodeling and reduce stress shielding. We performed a numerical investigation on bone remodeling after implantation of a specific short stemmed implant using finite element analysis (FEA). Overall bone mass loss was 2.8% in(More)
A number of short stems for total hip arthroplasty have been introduced during the last decade. We describe our experience with the NANOS prosthesis (Smith and Nephew, Marl, Germany). The potential increase of bone mass around a femoral short stem using bone densitometry may be an indicator for secondary ingrowth. We report the outcome of 72 NANOS short(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head by implantation of an osteonecrosis intervention rod. In this retrospective study the follow-up of 19 patients with 23 osteonecrotic femoral heads treated with implantation of an osteonecrosis intervention implant was assessed.(More)
PURPOSE The cementless Bicontact total hip arthroplasty (THA) system (AESCULAP AG, Tuttlingen, Germany) was introduced in 1986/1987 and has been in successful clinical use in an unaltered form up to today. Although good long-term results with the Bicontact stem have been published, it is questionable whether the implant provides the criteria for a(More)
In recent years, various uncemented proximal metaphyseal hip stems were introduced for younger patients as a bone preserving strategy. Initial osteodensitometric analyses of the surrounding bone of short stems indicate an increase of bone mass with secondary bone ingrowth fixation as a predictor of long-term survival of these types of implants. We report(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous short stemmed total hip arthroplasty (THA) implants have been introduced over the last decades. It is questionable if little differences between the implant designs affect stress shielding and bone remodeling. The finite element analysis allows an evaluation of the design rationale of the implant without negative side effects for the(More)
The design of the Bicontact® stem (BBraun, Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany) and the implantation technique have undergone no major alterations in the last 20 years leading, and good clinical results have been reported. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the implant encourages beneficial bone remodelling. Twenty-four patients were included in a(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to describe the rationale and to analyse the results of uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with osteoarthritis and congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) prior to iliofemoral distraction. METHOD Twenty hips were followed-up for 5.8 years (1-12 years). First the THA components were implanted after soft(More)