Load Sharing in the Femur Using Strut Allografts: A Biomechanical Study co-authored by Kipling Sharpe, MD
OrthoArizona’s Kipling Sharpe, MD co–authored a research article for ScienceDirect titled: Load Sharing in the Femur Using Strut Allografts: A Biomechanical Study
Background: Femoral strut allografts are used in revision hip arthroplasty for management of bone loss associated with implant failure or periprosthetic fractures. They have also been used to treat unremitting thigh pain in well-fixed cementless femoral stems, to address the differential in structural stiffness between the stem and femoral shaft. Our study used an in vitro biomechanical model to measure the effect of placement of allografts on femoral strains, to determine their load-sharing capacity.
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