Intracapsular hip fracture: No difference between Thompson and ETS hemiarthroplasty
Cemented Thompson hemiarthroplasty versus cemented Exeter Trauma Stem (ETS) hemiarthroplasty for intracapsular hip fractures: a randomised trial of 200 patientsInjury. 2012 Jun;43(6):807-10. Epub 2011 Oct 13
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200 patients presenting with a displaced intracapsular fracture of the hip were randomized to receive a cemented Thompson hemiarthroplasty (HA) or a cemented smooth tapered stem HA (using the Exeter Trauma Stem prosthesis). During the 1 year follow-up period, the two groups did not differ significantly with respect to pain, mobility scores, complications, perioperative outcomes, loss of flexion an...
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