Benefits of using modern cementing techniques in the acetabulum : the rim cutter

Darmanis, Spyros N., Hubble, Matthew J. W., Howell, Jonathan R., Whitehouse, Sarah L., & Timperley, A. John (2012) Benefits of using modern cementing techniques in the acetabulum : the rim cutter. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 20(3), pp. 316-321.

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Purpose. To compare radiological records of 90 consecutive patients who underwent cemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) with or without use of the Rim Cutter to prepare the acetabulum. Methods. The acetabulum of 45 patients was prepared using the Rim Cutter, whereas the device was not used in the other 45 patients. Postoperative radiographs were evaluated using a digital templating system to measure (1) the positions of the operated hips with respect to the normal, contralateral hips (the centre of rotation of the socket, the height of the centre of rotation from the teardrop, and lateralisation of the centre of rotation from the teardrop) and (2) the uniformity and width of the cement mantle in the 3 DeLee Charnley acetabular zones, and the number of radiolucencies in these zones. Results. The study group showed improved radiological parameters and were closer to the anatomic centre of rotation both vertically (1.5 vs. 3.7 mm, p<0.001) and horizontally (1.8 vs. 4.4 mm, p<0.001) and had consistently thicker and more uniform cement mantles (p<0.001). There were 2 radiolucent lines in the control group but none in the study group. Conclusion. The Rim Cutter resulted in more accurate placement of the centre of rotation of a cemented prosthetic socket, and produced a thicker, more congruent cement mantle with fewer radiolucent lines.

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ID Code: 56014
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: acetabulum, arthroplasty, hip replacement, prosthesis failure, radiological
ISSN: 1022-5536
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2013 05:29
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 13:55

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