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MH Residency- Hip

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Wender Figved, Vidar Opland, Frede Frihagen, Tore Jervidalo, Jan Erik Madsen, Lars Nordsletten
Hemiarthroplasty is the most commonly used treatment for displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly. There is limited evidence in the literature of improved functional outcome with cemented implants, although serious cement-related complications have been reported. We performed a randomized, controlled trial in patients 70 years and older comparing a cemented implant (112 hips) with an uncemented, hydroxyapatite-coated implant (108 hips), both with a bipolar head. The mean Harris hip score showed equivalence between the groups, with 70...
September 2009: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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