The harris-galante uncemented femoral component in primary total hip replacement at 10 years

John C. Clohisy, William H. Harris

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Abstract

Eighty-eight primary femoral reconstructions in 80 patients were performed with the Harris-Galante uncemented femoral stem by 1 surgeon between March 1984 and December 1987. Seventy-seven femoral components in 72 patients were followed for an average 126 months or until femoral revisions. The average age at operation was 54 years (range, 30-70 years). Fifty-two patients were men, and 20 were women. The present article documents the incidence of femoral osteolysis and femoral revision in this series of this type of femoral component at an average of 10 years. Fifteen femoral components (15 of 77, 19%) were revised, 14 (14 of 77, 18%) for aseptic loosening, osteolysis, or fracture through osteolysis. The remaining 62 femoral components were functioning well (average Harris Hip Score 89 points), but 7 (11%) were loose, and 32 (52%) had femoral endosteal lysis. Overall, 19 (25%) were revised or loose, and 46 (46 of 77, 60%) had lysis. The high incidence of femoral lysis and aseptic loosening with this early design of uncemented femoral stem continues to increase at 10-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-917
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999

Keywords

  • Aseptic loosening
  • Cementless
  • Osteolysis
  • Total hip arthroplasty

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