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Advances in Research, ISSN: 2348-0394,Vol.: 5, Issue.: 5

 

Case Report

 

Femoral Neck Stress Shielding after Birmingham Mid Head Resection Hip Arthroplasty – Case Report and Literature Review

 

 

Patrick Weinrauch1,2,3* and Sharon Kermeci1,3

1Brisbane Hip Clinic, St. Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

2School of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

3St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

 

Abstracts

 

We describe the presentation of substantial neck thinning due to stress shielding about a well-fixed Birmingham Mid Head Resection femoral implant. Despite significant resorption of proximal peri-articular bone adjacent to the modular femoral head, secondary bone remodeling about the implant stem and proximal femur has occurred and stress shielding has appeared to stabilize, resulting in a satisfactory clinical outcome to date. For total hip arthroplasty utilizing short femoral implants we recommend consideration of alternative design stems to reduce the risk of stress shielding.

 

Keywords :

Hip; mid-head resection; arthroplasty; metal on metal; stress shielding.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/AIR/2015/20640

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