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Abstract

Femoral components in total hip replacement are subject to loosening of cement and fatigue fracture of the stem. The latter is a problem which we hope will become more a matter of historical interest than a continuing problem, because there are still many details (surgical, mechanical and metallurgical) not yet fully explored which hold out hope of a solution.

Keywords

Fatigue Fracture Cancellous Bone Medullary Cavity Load Transmission Endosteal Surface 
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References

  1. 29).
    Charnley, J. (1975): Fracture of Femoral Prostheses in Total Hip Replacement. A Clinical Study. Clin. Orthop. 111, 105CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Wroblewski, B.M. (1978): Mechanics of Fracture of Femoral Prostheses in Total Hip Replacement. Int. Orthop. (in press)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Charnley
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    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Centre for Hip SurgeryWrightington HospitalWigan, LancashireEngland
  3. 3.King Edward VII HospitalMidhurst, SussexUK

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