Failure after customized curved femoral stems in total hip arthroplasty for Paget's disease.

Journal of Arthroplasty

PubMedID: 10794240

Dunlop DJ, Donnachie NJ, Treacy RB. Failure after customized curved femoral stems in total hip arthroplasty for Paget's disease. J Arthroplasty. 2000;15(3):398-401.
We describe 2 patients with Paget's disease who underwent total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthrosis. In view of the femoral deformity in each case, a custom-made, long, curved femoral stem was used. Both patients have subsequently sustained periprosthetic fractures at the level of the tip of the prosthesis.