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Evaluation and Treatment of Femoral Osteolysis Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

Gittings, Daniel J. MD1; Dattilo, Jonathan R. MD1; Hardaker, William MS1; Sheth, Neil P. MD1,a

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00118
Review Article

  • ➢ Femoral osteolysis following total hip arthroplasty is a common problem that may lead to implant loosening, necessitating a revision surgical procedure.
  • ➢ The location of bone loss, the residual proximal femoral bone stock, and the remaining isthmus available for diaphyseal fixation are factors used to determine the management plan.
  • ➢ The Paprosky classification system may be used to determine bone loss and to plan a treatment strategy.

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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