Incidence of thigh pain after uncemented total hip arthroplasty as a function of femoral stern size

Edward Vresilovic, William J. Hozack, Richard H. Rothman

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Two hundred seventy-one patients (297 primary total hip arthroplasties) were evaluated for thigh pain 2 years after surgery. All femoral components were identical in wedge-shaped geometry but differed in size. All components were radiographically stable. Regression analysis revealed the presence of thigh pain to be directly correlated to increasing stem size (P = .014, r = .857). An even more significant positive correlation to thigh pain was present for proximal and distal component moments of inertia for bending in the mediolateral plane. Femoral stem size has a significant effect on the incidence of thigh pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-311
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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