Does bone quality predict loosening of cemented total hip replacements?

  title={Does bone quality predict loosening of cemented total hip replacements?},
  author={Matthew F. Nixon and Graeme R. Taylor and P J Sheldon and S. J. Iqbal and W. M. Harper},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={89 10},
We matched 78 patients with a loose cemented Charnley Elite Plus total hip replacement (THR) by age, gender, race, prosthesis and time from surgery with 49 patients with a well-fixed stable hip replacement, to determine if poor bone quality predisposes to loosening. Clinical, radiological, biomechanical and bone mineral density indicators of bone quality were assessed. Patients with loose replacements had more pain, were more likely to have presented with atrophic arthritis and to have a… 

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