Stemming the Effects of Bone Loss

OREF-funded study may lead to more informed preoperative THA decision making

Jay D. Lenn

A noncemented femoral stem in total hip arthroplasty (THA) needs to achieve fixation immediately after implant to enable bone ingrowth. But proximal bone loss due to traumatic injury, disease, or previous surgery may prevent bone-implant integration and lead to implant failure.

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