Stress shielding of the proximal femur

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Stress shielding of the proximal femur refers to bone loss of the non-weighting femur after hip arthroplasty. It can complicate them with cortical thinning and bone loss leading to prosthesis failure.

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rID: 39651
Section: Pathology
Tags: stub, cases, refs
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