Cortical hypertrophy with a short, curved uncemented hip stem does not have any clinical impact during early follow-up

@inproceedings{Maier2015CorticalHW,
  title={Cortical hypertrophy with a short, curved uncemented hip stem does not have any clinical impact during early follow-up},
  author={Michael W. Maier and Marcus R Streit and Moritz M. Innmann and Marlis Krueger and Jan Nadorf and J Philippe Kretzer and Volker Ewerbeck and Tobias Gotterbarm},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Short stems have become more and more popular for cementless total hip arthroplasty in the past few years. While conventional, uncemented straight stems for primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) have shown high survival rates in the long term, it is not known whether uncemented short stems represent a reasonable alternative. As cortical hypertrophy has been reported for short stems, the aim of this study was to determine the radiographic prevalence of cortical hypertrophy and to… CONTINUE READING