Introduction
Indications
Surgeon/patient understanding
Complications
Review of the literature
Results
Standard prostheses
Custom prostheses
 

Review OF THE LITERATURE

An analysis of the literature on the subject allows us to identify the most frequent complications. These are:

1. Wear
2. Aseptic loosening
3. Recurrent dislocation

Ref: Kurt et al. National Hospital Discharge Survey Data (NHDS).
J Bone Joint Surgery 2005
Bozic et al. J Bone Joint Surgery, 87-A, 2005

The use of cementless implants, hard-hard friction couples and dislocation prevention techniques tend to decrease these complications.

Dislocation prevention techniques include:

1. Large diameter femoral heads
2. Tapered prosthesis necks (small diameter)
3. Reproduction of the correct musculo-ligamentary tension     (muscular balance)
4. Orientation of the implants