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 OJO  Vol.3 No.6 , October 2013
Reattachment of the Osteotomized Greater Trochanter in Hip Surgery Using an Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Cable: A Multi-Institutional Study
Abstract: The purpose of this multicenter study was to evaluate the clinical performance of an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber cable for re-attachment of the osteotomized greater trochanter in hip surgery. Included in the study were 85 hips that had undergone surgery with greater trochanter osteotomy, including 50 hip arthroplasty procedures and 35 hip osteotomies. The osteotomized greater trochanter was reattached using one or more UHMWPE fiber cables. The bone union and displacement of the greater trochanter were assessed in radiographs for up to 12 months after surgery. Non-union of the osteotomy site occurred in 4.7% of the cases. In approximately 90% of the cases, displacement was less than 2 mm at up to 12 months after surgery. The UHMWPE fiber cable was a good biomaterial for reattaching the osteotomized greater trochanter and may also be an option for osteosynthesis procedures.
Cite this paper: S. Jingushi, T. Kawano, H. Iida, K. Oe, K. Ohzono, Y. Nakamura, M. Osaki, H. Ohara, S. Lee, T. Hara and N. Tomita, "Reattachment of the Osteotomized Greater Trochanter in Hip Surgery Using an Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fiber Cable: A Multi-Institutional Study," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2013, pp. 283-289. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.36052.
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