Fracture of femoral prostheses in total hip replacement. A clinical study.

  title={Fracture of femoral prostheses in total hip replacement. A clinical study.},
  author={John Charnley},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • John Charnley
  • Published 1975 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research
The clinical features are presented of 17 fractured Charnley femoral prostheses occurring over a period of about ten years and arising from some 6,500 operations, with more than a 3 1/2 year follow-up. The patients especially at risk are males weighing over 170 lb (75.5 kg) and from these is an obvious need for a heavier design of prosthesis. Whereas the overall fracture rate is only 0.23 per cent, the rate for males over 196 lb (88 kg) is 6.0 per cent. It is believed that defective surgical… CONTINUE READING

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