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An in-vitro biomechanical study of different fixation techniques for the extended trochanteric osteotomy in revision THA.

Zhu Z, Ding H, Shao H, Zhou Y, Wang G - J Orthop Surg Res (2013)

Bottom Line: Ten cadaveric femurs were chosen in this study.The tension to the greater trochanter was from 0 to 500N in vertical and lateral direction, respectively.The translation and rotation of the greater trochanter with respect to the bony bed were captured by an optical tracking system.

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Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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Background: The wire fixation and the cable grip fixation have been developed for the extended trochanteric osteotomy (ETO) in the revision of total hip arthroplasty (THA). Many studies reported the postoperative performance of the patients, but with little quantitative biomechanical comparison of the two fixation systems.

Methods: An in-vitro testing approach was designed to record the loosening between the femoral bed and the greater trochanter after fixations. Ten cadaveric femurs were chosen in this study. Each femur underwent the THA, revision by ETO and fixations. The tension to the greater trochanter was from 0 to 500N in vertical and lateral direction, respectively. The translation and rotation of the greater trochanter with respect to the bony bed were captured by an optical tracking system.

Results: In the vertical tension tests, the overall translation of the greater trochanter was observed 0.4 mm in the cable fixations and 7.0 mm in the wire fixations. In the lateral tension tests, the overall motion of the greater trochanter was 2.0 mm and 1.2° in the cable fixations, while it was 6.2 mm and 5.3° in the wire fixations. The result was significantly different between the two fixation systems.

Conclusions: The stability of the proximal femur after ETO using different fixations in the revision THA was investigated. The cable grip fixation was significantly more stable than the wire fixation.

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Figure 5: The result of the five fixations in the vertical tension test.

Mentions: The motion in the vertical tension test was shown in Figure 5. All of the translations increased monotonously while the tension increased to 500 N. The statistical analysis of all fixations under the load of 500 N was given in Figure 5. The translation was 7.4 ± 4.0 mm in the test of F1 and 6.7 ± 5.2 mm in the test of F2 with no significant different between them. In the test of cable grip fixations under 500 N, the translation was 0.4 ± 0.3 mm (F3), 0.3 ± 0.3 mm (F4), and 0.4 ± 0.1 mm (F5) respectively. No significant difference was found among them. When the wire fixations (F1, F2) were compared to the cable grip system (F3, F4 and F5), a significant difference was found (P≦0.001).


An in-vitro biomechanical study of different fixation techniques for the extended trochanteric osteotomy in revision THA.

Zhu Z, Ding H, Shao H, Zhou Y, Wang G - J Orthop Surg Res (2013)

The result of the five fixations in the vertical tension test.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3643827&req=5

Figure 5: The result of the five fixations in the vertical tension test.
Mentions: The motion in the vertical tension test was shown in Figure 5. All of the translations increased monotonously while the tension increased to 500 N. The statistical analysis of all fixations under the load of 500 N was given in Figure 5. The translation was 7.4 ± 4.0 mm in the test of F1 and 6.7 ± 5.2 mm in the test of F2 with no significant different between them. In the test of cable grip fixations under 500 N, the translation was 0.4 ± 0.3 mm (F3), 0.3 ± 0.3 mm (F4), and 0.4 ± 0.1 mm (F5) respectively. No significant difference was found among them. When the wire fixations (F1, F2) were compared to the cable grip system (F3, F4 and F5), a significant difference was found (P≦0.001).

Bottom Line: Ten cadaveric femurs were chosen in this study.The tension to the greater trochanter was from 0 to 500N in vertical and lateral direction, respectively.The translation and rotation of the greater trochanter with respect to the bony bed were captured by an optical tracking system.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

ABSTRACT

Background: The wire fixation and the cable grip fixation have been developed for the extended trochanteric osteotomy (ETO) in the revision of total hip arthroplasty (THA). Many studies reported the postoperative performance of the patients, but with little quantitative biomechanical comparison of the two fixation systems.

Methods: An in-vitro testing approach was designed to record the loosening between the femoral bed and the greater trochanter after fixations. Ten cadaveric femurs were chosen in this study. Each femur underwent the THA, revision by ETO and fixations. The tension to the greater trochanter was from 0 to 500N in vertical and lateral direction, respectively. The translation and rotation of the greater trochanter with respect to the bony bed were captured by an optical tracking system.

Results: In the vertical tension tests, the overall translation of the greater trochanter was observed 0.4 mm in the cable fixations and 7.0 mm in the wire fixations. In the lateral tension tests, the overall motion of the greater trochanter was 2.0 mm and 1.2° in the cable fixations, while it was 6.2 mm and 5.3° in the wire fixations. The result was significantly different between the two fixation systems.

Conclusions: The stability of the proximal femur after ETO using different fixations in the revision THA was investigated. The cable grip fixation was significantly more stable than the wire fixation.

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