THA: Cylindrical stem distal design relieves distal loading
Comparison of Different Distal Designs of Femoral Components and Their Effects on Bone Remodeling in 1-Stage Bilateral Total Hip ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2012 Sep;27(8):1538-43. Epub 2012 Mar 14.
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21 patients requiring bilateral total hip arthroplasty received two different hip prostheses, one with a distally tapered stem and the other with a distally cylindrical stem to determine the effect of the distal design on bone remodelling. Patients were randomized as to which leg received the different prostheses. 7 years after surgery, all patients displayed good clinical and radiographic outcome...
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