Does use of a “rim cutter” improve quality of cementation of the acetabular component of cemented exeter total hip arthroplasty?

Conroy, Jon, Chawda, Mayur, Kaushal, Rishi, Whitehouse, Sarah, Crawford, Ross W., & English, Hugh (2009) Does use of a “rim cutter” improve quality of cementation of the acetabular component of cemented exeter total hip arthroplasty? Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(1), pp. 71-76.

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A randomized controlled trial was performed to assess the effect of a rim cutter device on cement mantles in modern elective total hip replacement using a flanged acetabular component. Forty patients were randomized to a rim cutter (21) or control (19) group. A statistically significant improvement in cement penetration was demonstrated in zone 1 (10.1 versus 8.6mm (p=0.023)), and in cement mantle thickness in zones 2 and 3 (7.8mm and 6.7mm versus 5.7 and 5.4mm (p<0.001 and p=0.017); with a reduced incidence of bottoming out of the socket (1/21 versus 8/19 (p=0.007). Cement mantle thicknesses greater than 8mm were achieved more consistently in the rim cutter group (30% versus 2%). This technique improves cement penetration and mantle thickness in a reliable manner.

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ID Code: 11475
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Total hip replacement, rim cutter, cement mantle, cement penetration, acetabulum
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.01.130
ISSN: 0883-5403
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:49

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