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ACE Report #108
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Titanium trilock femoral stem produces less thigh pain than the Cobalt-Chrome stem in THA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prospective, randomized comparison of cobalt-chrome and titanium trilock femoral stems

J Arthroplasty. 2009 Sep;24(6):831-6. Epub 2008 Oct 5.

Contributing Authors: WL Healy JF Tilzey R Iorio LM Specht S Sharma

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Synopsis

388 patients (423 hips) undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive a cementless femoral stem with a flat, tapered wedge design either made with cobalt-chrome or titanium. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the efficacy of flat cementless femoral stem, while comparing two different implant materials. Both flat stem femoral implants produced a significant reduction in pai...

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