ORTHOPEDICS September 2011;34(9):464. by Adolph V. Lombardi, MD; Keith R. Berend, MD; Vincent Y. Ng, MD
Standard-length porous-coated tapered femoral stems perform exceedingly well in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) at long-term follow-up. Nevertheless, there are multiple reasons to strongly consider the relatively new concept of short tapered stems…
…in comparison to hip resurfacing and other unconventional short-stem designs, tapered stems are familiar to most orthopedic surgeons and do not incur a steep learning curve.
Drs Lombardi and Berend are from Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc, the Department of Orthopedics, The Ohio State University, and Mount Carmel Health System, Dr Ng is from Department of Orthopedics, The Ohio State University, and Dr Lombardi is also from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, New Albany, Ohio.