Increased migration with biodegradable restrictor in total hip arthroplasty
A Prospective Comparison of Cement Restrictor Migration in Primary Total Hip ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2006 Jan;21(1):92-6
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32 patients were randomized to receive either a ultra high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) cement restrictor or a biodegradable cement restrictor as part of a total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedure. The primary outcome was migration behaviour and the results indicated that the biodegradable restrictor allowed for significantly more migration compared to the UHMWPE restrictor, making the bio...
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