Stem-Sleeve Junction Failure of a Modular Femoral Hip System: a Retrieval Analysis

HSS Journal Article

Feras Waly, MBBS
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fahad H. Abduljabbar, MBBS, FRCSC
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Trevor Gascoyne, MSc
Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Thomas R. Turgeon, MD, FRCSC
Concordia Joint Replacement Group, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Olga Huk, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Introduction

The use of a modular femoral hip system in total hip arthroplasty has increased in the last two decades.

Modularity gives the surgeon the flexibility to adjust for excess femoral anteversion, offset and leg length and to restore the biomechanics of the hip joint independent of femoral fixation [3, 6, 20, 24, 36].

This article appears in the HSS Journal: Volume 11, Issue 3.
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HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.

 

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