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Osteolysis of the greater trochanter following reattachment of hip abductors using polyester suture in total hip arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19876884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a specific pattern of osteolysis around bone tunnels on the lateral cortex of the greater trochanter following abductor reattachment using a polyester suture. Radiographs of 395 patients who underwent cemented THA during a four year period between 1999 and 2003 were reviewed. 27 patients had abductor reattachment using number 5 Ethibond suture through bone tunnels. These patients displayed a predominantly osteolytic pattern of bone reaction around the greater trochanter bone tunnels. All patients were subsequently reviewed in clinic at 4-7 years following surgery. Three patterns of response were observed around the bone tunnels. Recognition of this unique osteolysis pattern may be important in the investigation of complications following cemented THA.
Rakesh K Kundra; Sabeeha N Karim; Trevor Lawrence
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1724-6067     ISO Abbreviation:  Hip Int     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200413     Medline TA:  Hip Int     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / adverse effects*,  methods
Bone Cements
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Osteolysis / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography*
Retrospective Studies
Suture Anchors / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements; 0/Polyesters

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