Long-Term Results of Total Hip Arthroplasty with 28-Millimeter Cobalt-Chromium Femoral Heads on Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Patients 50Years and Less

Jeffrey B. Stambough, Gail Pashos, Frank C. Bohnenkamp, William J. Maloney, John M. Martell, John C. Clohisy

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Abstract

Highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) is the most commonly used bearing surface in total hip arthroplasty (THA) because of its superior wear properties, but long-term results in young patients are limited. We report on the clinical outcome, radiographic wear patterns and survivorship of 72 patients ≤50years old who had a 28-millimeter cobalt-chromium femoral head on HXLPE acetabular liner. Mean and median true linear wear rates at average ten-year follow-up were 0.0104 and 0.016mm per year±0.07mm. Mean and median two-dimensional volumetric wear rates were 12.79mm3 and 5.834mm3 per year±26.1mm3 as determined by Martell analysis. As a result of the minimal wear profile, there was no evidence of radiographic osteolysis and no wear-related revisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-167
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Highly cross-linked polyethylene
  • Linear and volumetric wear
  • Martell method
  • THA survivorship

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