Stem fixation in the Charnley low-friction arthroplasty in young patients using an intramedullary bone block.

@article{Wroblewski1998StemFI,
  title={Stem fixation in the Charnley low-friction arthroplasty in young patients using an intramedullary bone block.},
  author={B Michael Wroblewski and Patricia A Fleming and Richard M. Hall and Paul D Siney},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={273-8}
}
We report a prospective study of the use of intramedullary bone blocks to improve the fixation of a matt-finish femoral stem in Charnley low-friction arthroplasties. There were 379 patients (441 hips), but at a minimum follow-up of ten years there were 258 arthroplasties in 221 patients including some which had been revised. The mean age at surgery was 41 years (17 to 51) and the mean follow-up was 13.4 years (1 to 20 including the early revisions). Nine stems (3.5%) had been revised for… CONTINUE READING

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