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Chonnam Med J. 2004 Dec;40(4):192-197. Korean. Original Article.
Nah SJ , Sohn SJ , Lee JM .
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeosu Seongsim Hospital, Yeosu, Korea. osbest@
Department of Preventive Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Korea.
Chonnam National University Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Gwangju, Korea.
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 10-15 year follow-up results of total hip arthroplasty using a Cementless Spotorno (CLS) stem for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Out of a series of 67 CLS stems implanted in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head from February 1988 to February 1993, 33 hips of 29 patients were studied for 10 to 15 years postoperatively. The average age at the operation was 46.8 years and the average duration of follow up was 12.3 (10-15) years. The average Harris hip score improved from 54.6 preoperatively to 95.8 postoperatively. Although one case showed radiologic stem loosening, no revision was performed because symptoms were not severe. Endosteal bone formation was observed in 29 cases (87.9%) and heterotophic ossification in five. Acetabular cup loosening occurred in one case, and the acetabular revision was performed. Acetabular cup migration was not noted, though loosening was observed in a single case. Ten to fifteen year follow-up results of total hip arthroplasty using CLS stem for the osteonecrosis of the femoral head showed an excellent results with good osseointegration of the components. It is concluded that CLS stem design and surface treatment produces good results.

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