Revision of the cemented femoral stem using a cement-in-cement technique: a five- to 15-year review.

@article{Duncan2009RevisionOT,
  title={Revision of the cemented femoral stem using a cement-in-cement technique: a five- to 15-year review.},
  author={Walworth W Duncan and Matthew J W Hubble and J. R. Howell and Sarah Lilian Whitehouse and Andrew John Timperley and Graham A Gie},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={577-82}
}
The removal of well-fixed bone cement from the femoral canal during revision of a total hip replacement (THR) can be difficult and risks the loss of excessive bone stock and perforation or fracture of the femoral shaft. Retaining the cement mantle is attractive, yet the technique of cement-in-cement revision is not widely practised. We have used this procedure at our hospital since 1989. The stems were removed to gain a better exposure for acetabular revision, to alter version or leg length, or… CONTINUE READING

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