Cement-in-cement revision hip arthroplasty is an increasingly popular technique to replace a loose femoral stem which retains much of the original cement mantle. However, some concern exists regarding the retention of the existing fatigued and aged cement in such cement-in-cement revisions. This study investigates whether leaving an existing fatigued and aged cement mantle degrades the mechanical performance of a cement-in-cement revision construct.
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Keeling, P., Lennon, A. B., Kenny, P. J., O'Reilly, P., & Prendergast, P. J. (2012). The mechanical effect of the existing cement mantle on the in-cement femoral revision. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 27(7), 673-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.02.009