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Total hip arthroplasty: to cement or not to cement the acetabular socket? A critical review of the literature.
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PMID:  22134618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The optimal method for acetabular socket fixation remains controversial. We present a critical analysis of the current evidence from a systemic literature review of comparative studies, long-term case series, prior literature reviews, meta-analysis, and national arthroplasty registry data for cemented and uncemented acetabular components to determine the respective survivorship rates, overall risk of re-operation, dislocation rates, and wear-related complications. Using contemporary techniques, both cemented and uncemented sockets can yield good long-term results, but our evaluation suggests that the overall/all cause re-operation risk is lower for cemented fixation. Until and unless crosslinked polyethylene (PE) liners or alternative bearings can prove to yield superior outcome in the future, the cemented PE cup remains the gold standard, in all age groups, by which every acetabular component should be compared.
N D Clement; L C Biant; S J Breusch
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK,
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