Results of hip revision using the Exeter stem, impacted allograft bone, and cement
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The Exeter stem and impacted, morselized allograft bone and cement were used in the revisions of 18 consecutive femoral components (17 patients). The primary arthroplasty had been done because of osteoarthritis. All of the femoral components were revised for the first time because of aseptic loosening. The migration pattern of the Exeter stem after revision was studied using roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis. At 2 years after surgery, all 18 femoral stems had migrated in the distal direction (average, 2.5 mm). In addition, seven of the stems had migrated in the medial direction (average, 1.3 mm), and two stems had migrated in the lateral direction (0.5 mm and 1 mm, respectively). Sixteen of the femoral stems also had migrated in the posterior direction (average, 2.9 mm), but none migrated in the anterior direction. The migration rate decreased gradually with time during the followup. Six femoral stems continued to migrate between 1.5 and 2 years after surgery. In patients with major femoral bone deficiency at the time of hip revision, the use of impacted morselized allograft bone and cement yielded an initial fixation similar to that obtained in conventionally cemented revisions. Pain had improved in all patients at the 2-year followup.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|