Does full or only proximal porous coating of femoral stem affect clinical outcomes?
Proximally versus fully porous-coated femoral stems: a multicenter randomized trialClin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Feb;468(2):424-32.
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388 patients with degenerative disease of the hip, scheduled to undergo primary cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA), were randomized to the femoral component of either a proximally or fully porous coated stem, with the acetabular component choice being at the discretion of the surgeon. At 2 year follow up, no clinically significant differences were found between two groups in clinical scores a...
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