Thigh pain despite bone ingrowth into uncemented femoral stems

R. L. Barrack, M. Jasty, C. Bragdon, T. Haire, W. H. Harris

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Abstract

Six porous-coated, uncemented femoral components were revised at a mean of 34.5 months for persistent thigh pain. At operation the stems were rigidly stable, difficult to extract, and showed good bony ingrowth. The four men and two women, with an average age of 59 years, all had thigh pain starting within the first year, progressive over time and unresponsive to conservative measures. These cases show that rigid fixation with good bony ingrowth does not guarantee the clinical success of a porous-coated uncemented femoral stem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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