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  • Jean-Pierre Vidalain
  • Louis Setiey

Abstract

The Corail® prosthesis was born in 1986 from the collaboration of the ARTRO Group with Landos, a young French orthopaedic company. Three years before, we had developed the Titan cemented stem. This prosthesis provided excellent stability during trialling and the clinical results obtained confi rmed our fi rst impressions. We were convinced that changing the surface fi nish of the stem by combining a macro surface aspect with hydroxyapatite coating could lead to a highperformance uncemented stem. After 25 years of experience, our choices in terms of stem design, material and coating have proven to be successful.

Keywords

Femoral Stem Thigh Pain Hydroxyapatite Coating Titan Prosthesis Cementless Prosthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Vidalain
    • 1
  • Louis Setiey
    • 2
  1. 1.ARTRO GroupAnnecy le VieuxFrance
  2. 2.ARTRO GroupLyonFrance

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