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ACE Report #11557
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Smaller BMD loss in Gruen zones 3, 5 with short vs. straight stem in total hip arthroplasty


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

Periprosthetic Bone Mineral Density Changes After Implantation of a Curved Bone Preserving Hip Stem Compared to a Standard Length Straight Stem: 5-Yr Results of a Prospective, Randomized DXA-Analysis

J Clin Densitom. 2019 Jan - Mar;22(1):96-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jocd.2018.07.007

Contributing Authors: H Reichel T Freitag R Bieger JS Meyer

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Synopsis

140 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either a short femoral stem tor conventional-length straight femoral stem. The primary interest of this study was change in periprosthetic bone mineral density, and whether BMD loss was significantly smaller in the short stem group. Patients were assessed over 5-year follow-up. Results demonstrated significantly smaller c...

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