Hip replacement stress shielding

Case contributed by Dr David Pryde


Total hip replacement surveillance

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Osteolysis of the left femoral calcar with total hip replacements - no evidence of loosening.

Case Discussion

Stress shielding occasionally occurs following hip replacement surgery when the entire weight-bearing load is borne by the non-calcar regions of the femur.

No stress on calcar so resorption occurs. Considered a normal finding of no clinical significance.

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Case information

rID: 39284
Published: 30th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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