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Revision Femoral Component Arthroplasty

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Femoral Revision

exposure of femur

  • it is essential that prior to attempted femoral component removal, that there is a clear retrograde path for stem removal;
  • this means that any trochanteric overhang is removed, either with a high speed bur or with an trochanteric osteotomy:
  • some recommend routine trochanteric osteotomy;

removal of femoral component: (trochanteric osteotomy)


  • often long curved femoral stems are required, in which case flexible reamers are needed;
  • careful to avoid eccentric reaming;

reconstruction of femoral bone defects

femoral component insertion