A retrospective study of the results with the Austin Moore prosthesis in intracapsular femur fractures [RESULTATE VAN DIE AUSTIN MOORE-PROSTESE IN INTRAKAPSULERE FEMURNEKFRAKTURE IN TYGERBERG-HOSPITAAL:'n RETROSPEKTIEWE ONDERSOEK]
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A retrospective study was done on 116 patients who received an Austin Moore prosthesis at Tygerberg Hospital between 1982 and 1983. The patients all had displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures (Garden type III or IV). Although the Moore prosthesis must be fitted meticulously for good results, the operation can be performed effectively by the less experienced surgeon. This cementless monoprosthesis is a good option for the elderly and/or poor-risk patient with a limited life expectancy. It has a low intraoperative mortality, a low percentage of re-operation and results in early and good mobilisation. In contrast to series on cemented prosthesis, we had a very low sepsis rate. In comparison to a total hip replacement, this is much cheaper prosthesis and operation.
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