Short-stem total hip arthroplasty has been proposed as a bone-conserving procedure for the younger and more active population undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Although various short stems are currently available, no studies compare the outcomes between these stems. The aim of the current study was to conduct a systematic review of the clinical and radiographic outcomes of the various short stems that have been approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. Outcomes that were assessed included implant survivorship, Harris Hip scores, thigh pain, periprosthetic fracture, subsidence, proximal stress shielding, and the prevalence of stem malalignment and inappropriate implant sizing.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine