The bi-articular hip prosthesis for fractures of the femoral neck-a preliminary report

The Royal East Sussex Hospital, Hastings, UK
Injury (Impact Factor: 2.14). 12/1983; 15(3):159-62. DOI: 10.1016/0020-1383(83)90004-9
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The bi-articular hip prosthesis (BHP), based on an original design by Bateman, is a bi-polar hemi-arthroplasty which seeks to reduce acetabular wear. We have used this prosthesis to treat 101 elderly patients with displaced intra-capsular fractures of the neck of the femur. The results of the first two years experience with this prosthesis are encouraging. Post-operative hip pain was not significant and did not interfere with mobility. The use of the antero-lateral approach to the hip joint prevented dislocation of the prosthesis, in contra-distinction to reports of series in which the Southern approach was used.

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