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nuances of fixation on the femoral side

the femoral component — bonding to the bone in a high torque muscle envelope. When I first began to use the direct anterior total hip approach in 2005, I exclusively used an implant on the femoral side that is classified as a non-cemented, proximally porous coated, tapered wedge design.  There are several features that make …

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what bearing should you choose?

The area of contact between the femoral stem and the acetabulum in a total hip arthroplasty is called a bearing surface.  Just like the bearings in your car, this is the critical junction where all of the friction of movement must be reduced by smooth surfaces that glide easily with respect to each other.  There …

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