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The medium-term results of a cemented Freeman femoral neck-retaining prosthesis

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We have reviewed 202 consecutive primary hip replacements using a Freeman cemented femoral component after a mean period of follow-up of 64 months (23 to 113). There was only one revision for aseptic loosening. Retention of the femoral neck may act to reduce the torsional and shear forces at the implant-cement interface and may provide a seal against the migration of polyethylene-laden joint fluid in the potential joint space. The cemented Freeman femoral component with retention of the femoral neck was successful for up to nine years.

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