Does use of a "rim cutter" improve quality of cementation of the acetabular component of cemented exeter total hip arthroplasty?


A randomized controlled trial was performed to assess the effect of a rim cutter device on cement mantles in modern elective total hip arthroplasty using a flanged acetabular component. Forty patients were randomized to a rim cutter (21) or control (19) group. A statistically significant improvement in cement penetration was demonstrated in zone 1 (10.1 vs… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.01.130

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