Removal of the subchondral plate in acetabular preparation

A G Sutherland, S D'Arcy, D Smart, G P Ashcroft

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Abstract

Retention of the subchondral plate during acetabular preparation in total hip replacement is believed to be an important part of modern cementing techniques. We have constructed a two-dimensional finite element analysis to assess the effect of retention and removal of this relatively stiff structure. The finite element analysis demonstrates increased stiffness and stress concentrations at the bone-cement interface that may have an adverse effect. Although further study is required, it may be that subchondral bone retention is not advantageous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY
  • STRESS DISTRIBUTIONS
  • JOINT REPLACEMENT
  • BONE
  • PROSTHESES
  • COMPONENT
  • FIXATION
  • WEAR
  • CUPS

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