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Biomechanical reconstruction of the hip: comparison between modular short-stem hip arthroplasty and conventional total hip arthroplasty.

Authors
  • Schmidutz, Florian1
  • Beirer, Marc
  • Weber, Patrick
  • Mazoochian, Farhad
  • Fottner, Andreas
  • Jansson, Volkmar
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of Munich (LMU), and Department of Trauma Surgery, Technical University of Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munich, Germany. [email protected] , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Orthopaedics
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2012
Volume
36
Issue
7
Pages
1341–1347
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-011-1477-2
PMID: 22262250
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Horizontal femoral offset increased more with modular SHA than with conventional THA, but was within a beneficial range. Restoration of limb length appears more difficult in SHA and has a tendency to prolong limb length, which is probably related to the higher femoral resection level. This should be taken into consideration when considering SHA for a patient as well as during implantation.

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