A report of 3 cases of Exeter V40 Stem fracture and explanation of possible causes.

Garala, Kanai and Laios, Thomas and Lawrence, Trevor (2018) A report of 3 cases of Exeter V40 Stem fracture and explanation of possible causes. Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy, 28 (6). NP1-NP5. ISSN 1724-6067.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/11207...

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The Exeter V40 Orthinox stem is one of the most commonly used femoral components in total hip arthroplasty. Its design, material and finish has evolved significantly from the original design established by Ling and Lee over 3 decades ago. An early problem reported with the original Exeter stem was a high rate of stem fractures. It was thought that with the new Orthinox steel used in the V40 system, the rate of stem fractures would reduce. There are reports of the Exeter V40 stem failing in a variety of locations.

CASES

This paper highlights the 3 locations where the Exeter stem may fail and estimates a rate of 0.262% for stem fractures due to the constant use of the Exeter stem throughout the career of the senior surgeon.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > General Surgery
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Beth Connors
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 15:05
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 15:05
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2513

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item