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Management of abductor mechanism deficiency following total hip replacement.
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PMID:  23450018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Deficiency of the abductor mechanism is a well-recognised cause of pain and limping after total hip replacement (THR). This can be found incidentally at the time of surgery, or it may arise as a result of damage to the superior gluteal nerve intra-operatively, or after surgery owing to mechanical failure of the abductor muscle repair or its detachment from the greater trochanter. The incidence of abductor failure has been reported as high as 20% in some studies. The management of this condition remains a dilemma for the treating surgeon. We review the current state of knowledge concerning post-THR abductor deficiency, including the aetiology, diagnosis and management, and the outcomes of surgery for this condition. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2013;95-B:343-7.
S Odak; J Ivory
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The bone & joint journal     Volume:  95-B     ISSN:  2049-4408     ISO Abbreviation:  Bone Joint J     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101599229     Medline TA:  Bone Joint J     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Arrowe Park Hospital, Arrowe Park Road, Wirral, Merseyside CH49 5PE, UK.
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