Short-Stem vs Straight-Stem THR Implants Provide Similar Outcomes Medical Study 2014
Philipp von Roth, MD; Carsten Perka, MD; Hermann O. Mayr, MD; Bernd Preininger, MD; Friedrich Ziebula; Georg Matziolis, MD; Robert Hube, MD
Original Medical Study Available Here http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/2014-7-37-7/%7B9b8beac3-addc-4ff1-9747-d54f9ba2a5eb%7D/reproducibility-of-femoral-offset-following-short-stem-and-straight-stem-total-hip-arthroplasty
Recently published study data indicated short-stem and straight-stem implants for total hip arthroplasty exhibited no significant differences in functional outcome measures.
Eighty patients (42 women and 38 men) were included in this study.
This study shows that the Fitmore short stem prosthesis, compared with the conventional CLS prosthesis, shows an equivalent reproducibility of the femoral offset and functional results. The authors believe that the reason for the functionally equivalent results lies in the use of a minimally invasive implantation procedure, which is apparently independent of the stem system. The bone stock–preserving aspect can be counted as an advantage for young patients likely to undergo revision surgery.