Abstract

This section concentrates on the radiological behaviour of the cement-bone interface as found in various long-term studies at Wrightington. The long-term clinical results have already been presented in Chapter 5. All cases of known sepsis are excluded. Eight studies of various aspects of the radiological behaviour of cement, all derived from the prospective series of hips operated on between November 1962 and December 1965 are summarized and agreements and disagreements are tabulated at the end of the chapter. A ninth radiological study of cement, this one retrospective for the hips operated on in 1967 and 1968, is also included. Most of these studies have been published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and references to the original papers are appended.

Keywords

Migration Arthritis Torque Osteoporosis Cavitation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Charnley
    • 1
    • 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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