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Cementing v. not cementing the Monk endoprosthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7106993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a retrospective study, 45 patients who had Monk hard-top endoprostheses inserted with cement because of fresh intracapsular fracture of the femoral neck, were compared with 61 patients with uncemented prostheses. The average age, age-distribution and the preoperative condition of the patients were well matched in the two groups. Thirty cemented and 39 uncemented cases were reviewed. The average time to follow-up was 29.9 months in the cemented group and 18.7 months in the uncemented group. A significantly lower mobility score and social performance score was found in the uncemented group when compared with the cemented one. No significant difference in the complaint of pain or in the range of movement of the hips was found between the two groups. On X-ray examination, no increased wear of the acetabular cartilage in the cemented group was found, but an increased tendency to loosening of the prosthesis was found in the uncemented group. In agreement with other studies it is concluded that the advantages to the patient with an intracapsular fracture of the femoral neck of having a cemented prosthesis outweigh the disadvantages.
G S Lausten; P Vedel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-29     Completed Date:  1982-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  484-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Neck Fractures / surgery*
Femur Neck / surgery*
Hip Prosthesis / methods*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies

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