Reconstruction of the Femur in Total Hip Replacement Using Multifilament Cerclage Cables Fastened with Crimp Sleeves
It was the challenge of fixation of the greater trochanter, which was shared with equal enthusiasm by Charnley, which prompted me to search for a more reliable technique than the standard monofilament wiring techniques. Working in Cape Town with Miles, a mechanical engineer, we realised the advantages of multifilament cable and by 1978 had developed a system for trochanteric fixation using this material (Dall and Miles 1983). As a result of the success of this fully developed system, it was a logical step to use multifilament cables for cerclage fixation.
KeywordsThigh Pain Cement Mantle Straight Stem Curve Stem Cerclage Cable
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