Tissue Sparing Surgery and Its Relevance within Hip Prosthesis
T. Villa, F. Pipino, A. Corradi
Policlinico di Monza, Monza, Italy.
DOI: 10.4236/ojo.2014.48037   PDF   HTML     2,762 Downloads   3,430 Views   Citations


The total hip replacement rationale, since 1960 when it was introduced by Sir Charnley, has been modified and evolved until nowadays thanks to laboratory research and clinical trials. This evolution followed a guideline whose milestones are: 1) the surgical approach and implantation technique (ex: detachment of the greater trochanter); 2) to use or not to use cement; 3) the evolution of materials (titanium, ceramic, x-linked polyethylene); 4) the identification of the debris-disease rather than the cement-disease; 5) studies focused on bone-prosthesis interaction and biological phenomena related. Between those studies, the authors consider crucial the introduction of tissue sparing surgery and femoral neck preserving rationale, concepts to which they have devoted their scientific research and clinical experience for over the last 30 years, from 1980 to nowadays.

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Villa, T. , Pipino, F. and Corradi, A. (2014) Tissue Sparing Surgery and Its Relevance within Hip Prosthesis. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 4, 226-230. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2014.48037.

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