Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Technology

 

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Bradley T

 

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February 28, 2015

 

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University

 

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A prosthesis is then used to replace the entire head of the femur and a portion of the femoral neck. A prosthesis of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is then inserted into the remodeled acetabulum (Lemone 1242 & Skinner 395). The original procedure developed by Charnley consisted of a stainless steel prosthesis for the femur and a 22-mm femoral head...
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Now we have different femoral head sizes (22, 25, 25.4, 28, 32, and 35mm) and different femoral lengths ranging from 110-160mm (Skinner 395). The bone attachment technique has also evolved during the years into two generic designs, the cement fixation and the porous ingrowth prostheses (Skinner 395)...
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