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ACE Report #823
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Early full-weight bearing after THA does not increase risk of CLS stem loosening


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

The Effect of Early Weight Bearing on Migration Pattern of the Uncemented CLS Stem in Total Hip Arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2007 Dec;22(8):1122-9

Contributing Authors: H Strom O Nilsson J Milbrink H Mallmin S Larsson

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Synopsis

42 patients with osteoarthritis undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) involving a cementless system (CLS) stem were randomized postoperatively to one of two groups. The first group participated in early unrestricted weight bearing (UWB) in addition to intensive physiotherapy, while the second group underwent partial weight-bearing (PWB) in addition to self-training. The primary outcome was migra...

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