Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Clin Orthop Relat Res (2016) 474:421–422 / DOI 10.1007/s11999-015-4524-2 A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons® Published online: 25 August 2015 The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons1 2015 CORR Insights CORR Insights : Is There a Beneﬁt to Modularity in ‘Simpler’ Femoral Revisions? C. Anderson Engh Jr MD Where Are We Now? failure rate is correlated with the extent disadvantages of modular body stems, of femoral bone loss. When the should surgeons continue to use these ementless distal ﬁxation for femoral diaphyseal bone is damaged or components for milder femoral bone femoral revision is an estab- of poor quality, failure of distal ﬁxa- loss when nonmodular body stems C lished and effective surgical tion increases . Modular body have been proven to be effective for technique [1, 3]. Failure of these femoral stems were developed to these defects? femoral revisions at 10 years is typi- facilitate reconstruction of the most The authors addressed this question cally less than 10%. However, the difﬁcult femoral revisions. The modu- with a retrospective multicenter study. lar construct allows surgeons to In their study, the authors also deter- improve distal ﬁxation with a wide mined
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