Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 36–41

Tissue-sparing surgery: 25 years’ experience with femoral neck preserving hip arthroplasty


DOI: 10.1007/s10195-006-0120-2

Cite this article as:
Pipino, F. & Keller, A. J Orthopaed Traumatol (2006) 7: 36. doi:10.1007/s10195-006-0120-2


Tissue-sparing surgery is a surgical strategy that aims to preserve, as much as possible, both bone and soft tissue, in order to minimize the invasiveness of the operation and the overall treatment aggression. This is achieved, in the field of hip replacement surgery, by conservation of the femoral neck through the use of “mini-prostheses” such as the Biodynamic and later the CFP. In this paper, we illustrate the biomechanical characteristics and structure of the CFP prosthesis and briefly describe our 25-year experience in conserving the femoral neck during hip replacement surgery. In particular, we report the results of 943 implants, demonstrating a high percentage of excellent results and good clinicoradiographic results (97%) with a survival rate of almost 100%.

Key words

Tissue-sparing surgeryFemoral neck preservingArthroplastyCFP hip prostheses

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Policlinico di MonzaMonzaItaly
  2. 2.Waldemar Link GmbHHamburgGermany