Fracture load for short versus standard cemented hip stems : an experimental in vitro study

Morishima, Takkan, Ginsel, Bastiaan, Choy, Godwin, Wilson, Lance, Whitehouse, Sarah, & Crawford, Ross (2013) Fracture load for short versus standard cemented hip stems : an experimental in vitro study. In Orthopaedic Proceedings, British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, Florida, USA, p. 436.

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Introduction: In an attempt to reduce stress shielding in the proximal femur multiple new shorter stem design have become available. We investigated the load to fracture of a new polished tapered cemented short stem in comparison to the conventional polished tapered Exeter stem.

Method: A total of forty-two stems, twenty-one short stems and twenty-one conventional stems both with three different offsets were cemented in a composite sawbone model and loaded to fracture.

Results: study showed that femurs will break at a significantly lower load to failure with a shorter compared to conventional length Exeter stem.

Conclusion: This Both standard and short stem design are safe to use as the torque to failure is 7–10 times as much as the torques seen in activities of daily living.

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ID Code: 75538
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: short femoral stem, fracture load, stress shielding, biomechanical study, sawbones
ISSN: 2049-4416
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
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 22:45
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 23:34

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