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Hip Pelvis. 2018 Sep;30(3):147-155. English. Review.
Park CW , Lim SJ , Park YS .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Using modular femoral stems in total hip arthroplasty enables surgeons to make fine adjustments to individual joints and offers intraoperative flexibility. The concept of modularity has been developed in numerous shapes, resulting in a vast range of options. Among them, the greatest achievement has been made for prostheses with modular proximal sleeves. The use of these implants has resulted in excellent mid- to long-term results in a number of cases. Although the use of tapered stems with a broaching technique is gaining popularity in straightforward primary surgeries, modular femoral implants are still associated with a number of potential challenges (e.g., developmental dysplasia of the hip, infection sequelae, and skeletal dysplasia). Based on published results, it is advisable to consider it as an option for complicated cases where the proximal femur is severely deformed.

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