A new short uncemented, proximally fixed anatomic femoral implant with a prominent lateral flare : design rationals and study design of an international clinical trial

Tobias Renkawitz, Francesco Saverio Santori, Joachim Grifka, Carlos Valverde, Michael M. Morlock & Ian D. Learmonth
Background. Anatomic short femoral prostheses with a prominent lateral flare have the potential to reduce stress-shielding in the femur through a more physiological stress distribution to the proximal femur. We present the design rationale of a new short uncemented, proximally fixed anatomic femoral implant and the study design of a prospective multi-centre trial to collect long-term patient outcome and radiographic follow up data. Methods. A prospective surveillance study (trial registry NCT00208555) in four European centres...
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