Effect of stem length on prosthetic radial head micromotion.

  title={Effect of stem length on prosthetic radial head micromotion.},
  author={Dave R. Shukla and James S. Fitzsimmons and Kai-Nan An and Shawn W O'driscoll},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={21 11},
BACKGROUND Osteointegration of press-fit radial head implants is achieved by limiting micromotion between the stem and bone. Aspects of stem design that contribute to the enhancement of initial stability (ie, stem diameter and surface coating) have been investigated. The importance of total prosthesis length and level of the neck cut has not been examined. METHODS Cadaveric radii were implanted with cementless, porous-coated radial head stems. We resected 10, 12, 15, 20, and 25 mm of radial… CONTINUE READING
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