Cement-in-cement revision for selected Vancouver Type B1 femoral periprosthetic fractures : A biomechanical analysis

Brew, Christopher J., Wilson, Lance J., Whitehouse, Sarah L., Hubble, Matthew J.W., & Crawford, Ross W. (2013) Cement-in-cement revision for selected Vancouver Type B1 femoral periprosthetic fractures : A biomechanical analysis. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 28(3), pp. 521-525.

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The aim of this study was to perform a biomechanical analysis of the cement-in-cement (c-in-c) technique for fixation of selected Vancouver Type B1 femoral periprosthetic fractures and to assess the degree of cement interposition at the fracture site. Six embalmed cadaveric femora were implanted with a cemented femoral stem. Vancouver Type B1 fractures were created by applying a combined axial and rotational load to failure. The femora were repaired using the c-in-c technique and reloaded to failure. The mean primary fracture torque was 117 Nm (SD 16.6, range 89–133). The mean revision fracture torque was 50 Nm (SD 16.6, range 29–74), which is above the torque previously observed for activities of daily living. Cement interposition at the fracture site was found to be minimal.

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ID Code: 58096
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: periprosthetic fracture, cement-in cement revision, total hip replacement
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.08.016
ISSN: 1532-8406 (online) 0883-5403 (print)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc.
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2013 01:28
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 02:21

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