Within the last decade, total hip arthroplasty (THA) has turned towards bone preservation, cementless fixation and minimally-invasive, tissue-sparing surgery. In this scenario, there has been an outbreak of short-stemmed designs, which were initially conceived to achieve metaphyseal fixation in order to preserve both cervico-metaphyseal and diaphyseal bone stock. In this way, partial neck preserving short stems are aimed to address these challenges while keeping with ‘conventional stems’ long-term success. This presentation is focused on the benefits of neck preserving short stems in primary THA in young active patients.
Martin Buttaro MD
Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires
Secretary, Argentina Association of Orthopaedic Surgery