Total hip replacement in younger patients Authors: Wolfgang Schneider; Karl KnahrSource: Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica, Volume 75, Number 2, April 2004 , pp. 142-146(5)Publisher: Taylor and Francis LtdAbstract:
Background A high risk of loosening has been reported in replacements performed because of avascular necrosis.
Patients and methods To study cementless total hip replacement (THR) in younger patients with avascular necrosis (AVN), we analyzed retrospectively the outcome in 129 cases: 46 Mittelmeier monobloc ceramic hips (22 cases with AVN), and 83 Zweymüller total hip systems (35 cases with AVN) clinically and radiographically…
…Interpretation We could not confirm that AVN is a risk factor in total hip replacement.
Document Type: Research article