Mo(o)re or less prostheses--retrospective study of 166 dislocated femoral neck fractures treated by the Moore endoprostheses

Diercks, R. & Hollander, H., Feb-1985, In : Netherlands Journal of Surgery. 37, 1, p. 11-16 5 p.

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Moore's endoprosthesis is still often used to treat (dislocated) medial femoral neck fractures. It appears from this retrospective investigation of 166 patients that while the results obtained with elderly patients are not unsatisfactory, only 16% of the patients under 70 years of age were complaint free after more than four years time. Therefore, it is recommended that 'head-neck' prostheses be only used in older people with limited life expectancies. A significant difference with other cemented or double articulated prostheses was not demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages5
JournalNetherlands Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb-1985

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