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Uncemented femoral stems in THA patients potentially linked to elevated revision rate

October 30, 2014

The risk and rate of revision for total hip arthroplasty were found to be higher in patients who received uncemented femoral stems compared with those who received cemented femoral stems, according to study findings.

Researchers included 437,629 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty between 1995 and 2009 in the study. Of those, 325,730 had received cemented femoral stems and 111,899 had received uncemented stems. Patient data were culled from the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association database to evaluate whether age, sex, preoperative diagnosis, fixation and implant design were influential on the risk for revision arthroplasty due to periprosthetic fracture within 2 years after primary total hip replacement.

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