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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
PROSTHESIS CURRENT TRENDS IN MODERN HIP SURGERY TRENDS AND REAL INNOVATIONS IN THE 1° IMPLANT
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2006 August;57(4):211-5
Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty
Savarese A., Pasquali F.
Divisione di Ortopedia e Traumatologia Ospedale Civile di Manerbio, Brescia
After outlining current trends in minimally invasive techniques, the authors report their experience with 320 cases of minimally invasive total hip replacement. A CFP prosthetic stem (Link) and an elastic TOP socket were used throughout. The CFP stem permits a truly minimally invasive procedure in which the femoral head is resected, leaving the cervical stump intact. The surgical technique is described in detail and the preliminary clinical results are presented.