Migration of uncemented, long-stem femoral components in revision hip arthroplasty. A 2-8 year clinical follow-up of 45 cases and radiostereometric analysis of 13 cases

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We reviewed after 48 (24-90) months the clinical results in 45 cases of revision hip arthroplasties where an uncemented, long-stem femoral prosthesis (BIAS, Zimmer) had been used. A subgroup of 13 cases was followed with radiostereometric analysis (RSA) for 2 years. 3/45 cases had been revised, another 12 had unsatisfactory pain scores. The median Harris score was 69 (26-99). 12/13 stems migrated; 11 subsided 4.1 (0.4-7.9) mm, and 8 migrated posteriorly 2.9 (1.9-9.6) mm. The poor clinical results and large migrations speak against the use of this prosthesis in revision hip arthroplasty.


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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-224
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Reconstructive Surgery (013240300), Medical Radiology Unit (013241410)