Clinical development and current status : Europe

Wirz, Dieter and Daniels, A. U. and Göpfert, Beat and Morscher, Erwin W.. (2005) Clinical development and current status : Europe. The Orthopedic clinics of North America, Vol. 36, H. 1. pp. 63-73.

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This article reviews the development and current status of cemented fixation in total hip replacement in Europe. Key points include the wide country-to-country variation in use of cemented vs. non-cemented fixation and the largely overlooked importance of the choice of bone cement as a factor highly correlated with clinical outcome. Laboratory studies by the authors are also reviewed. Results suggest that the type of acrylic bone cement used affects wear phenomena at the implant/cement interface. Further studies by microcalorimetry suggest that certain aspects of acrylic starting materials (low molecular weight and use of radiation sterilization) affect long-term physico-chemical stability and may thus influence clinical outcomes.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine
UniBasel Contributors:Göpfert, Beat
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Book Review
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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