Femoral fracture risk in hip arthroplasty: smooth versus toothed instruments.

@article{Kold2003FemoralFR,
  title={Femoral fracture risk in hip arthroplasty: smooth versus toothed instruments.},
  author={S\oren V Kold and Olivier R G Mouzin and Craig A Bourgeault and Kjeld S\oballe and Joan E. Bechtold},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2003},
  volume={408},
  pages={180-8}
}
Compaction of cancellous bone with smooth tamps in total hip arthroplasty has been shown to improve initial implant fixation. It is not known, however, whether this improved fixation occurs at the expense of an increased risk of intraoperative femoral fracture. The current authors explore this issue by comparing the risk of fracture in 10 pairs of femurs prepared with either smooth tamps or conventional toothed broaches. Using one pass for each size, smooth tamps were advanced incrementally… CONTINUE READING