Total hip arthroplasty for failed aseptic Austin Moore prosthesis

Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 05/21/2012

Conversion total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an excellent treatment strategy for symptomatic failed Austin Moore (AM) hemiarthroplasty in terms of pain relief and restoration of function and mobility as near as possible to the preinjury level. Also, hemiarthroplasty should not be used in physically active patients, even in elderly individuals. Careful patient selection for hemiarthroplasty versus THA is vital and may decrease the incidence of complications and ameliorate the outcomes in the treatment of intracapsular femoral neck fractures.

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