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To analyse the value and accuracy of preoperative planning for total hip replacement (THR) we digitised electronically and compared the hand-sketched preoperative plans with the pre- and postoperative radiographs of 100 consecutive primary THRs. The correct type of prosthesis was planned in 98%; the agreement between planned and actually used components was(More)
  • M E Müller
  • 1992
The following are lessons of 30 years of total hip arthroplasty (THA): Prosthetic components should allow for easy preoperative graphic planning with one or two templates only. Polyethylene is the weak link in THA and ought to be replaced by perfectly concentric metallic sockets and femoral heads of casted Cr/Co/Mo alloys. The operating technique should(More)
We report the outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a cohort of patients with complete long-term radiographic and clinical followup information from our database of more than 48,000 primary hip replacements. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of various demographic factors and patient comorbidity (Charnley classification) on the(More)
Revision hip arthroplasty in patients with massive acetabular bone deficiency has generally given poor long-term results. We report the use of an 'anti-protrusio cage', secured to the ischium and ilium, which bridges areas of acetabular bone loss, provides support for the acetabular socket, and allows pelvic bone grafting in an environment protected from(More)
The purpose of our study was to examine the clinical and technical problems associated with reconstruction of the hip in patients who had congenital dysplasia and to offer recommendations for their solution. We reviewed the records on 123 consecutive total hip arthroplasties that had been performed by one of us (M. E. M.), between 1981 and 1986, for the(More)
Metacrylatpräparate finden in der Knochen- und Hüftchirurgie immer mehr dankbare Anwendungsgebiete. Sie haben sich bei Frakturen von Patienten mit osteoporotischen Knochen oder bei Tumoren mit pathologischen Frakturen sowie zur Fixation von Schenkelkopfprothesen im Schenkelschaft und von künstlichen Pfannen im Acetabulum bewährt. Bei der Totalprothese von(More)
We reviewed 508 consecutive total hip replacements in 370 patients with old developmental dysplasia of the hip, to relate the amount of leg lengthening to the incidence of nerve palsies after operation. There were eight nerve palsies (two femoral, six sciatic), two complete and six incomplete. We found no statistical correlation between the amount of(More)