Revision total hip arthroplasty: the limits of fully coated stems.

  title={Revision total hip arthroplasty: the limits of fully coated stems.},
  author={Scott M. Sporer and Wayne G. Paprosky},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Femoral revision with a 7-inch or 8-inch fully porous-coated stem may not provide reliable long-term results in patients with moderate bone loss. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the limits of fully porous-coated stems and to create a treatment algorithm for femoral deficiencies. Fifty-one patients with either a 10-inch or 9-inch calcar fully porous-coated stem, 10 patients with impaction bone grafting, and 10 patients with a modular tapered stem were evaluated at an average 4.2 years… CONTINUE READING

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