Alterations in femoral strain following hip resurfacing and total hip replacement

C. R. Deuel, A. A. Jamali, Susan M Stover, S. J. Hazelwood

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Bone surface strains were measured in cadaver femora during loading prior to and after resurfacing of the hip and total hip replacement using an uncemented, tapered femoral component. In vitro loading simulated the single-leg stance phase during walking. Strains were measured on the medial and the lateral sides of the proximal aspect and the mid-diaphysis of the femur. Bone surface strains following femoral resurfacing were similar to those in the native femur, except for proximal shear strains, which were significantly less than those in the native femur. Proximomedial strains following total hip replacement were significantly less than those in the native and the resurfaced femur. These results are consistent with previous clinical evidence of bone loss after total hip replacement, and provide support for claims of bone preservation after resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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