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ACE Report #2977
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Immediate and partial weight bearing lead to similar outcomes after THA

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

The effects of different weight-bearing regimes on press-fit cup stability: a randomised study with five years of follow-up using radiostereometry

Int Orthop. 2012 Apr;36(4):735-40. Epub 2011 Dec 7

Contributing Authors: O Wolf P Mattsson J Milbrink S Larsson H Mallmin

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30 adult patients with unilateral osteoarthritis of the hip, who received a press fit cup, were randomized to full weight bearing or partial weight bearing for three months. The results from five year follow-up indicated that there were no significant differences between the two groups in regards to micromotion, as assessed with radiostereometry. Importantly, no adverse effects were found at a 5 y...

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