Journal article

Cross-Linked Polyethylene for Total Hip Arthroplasty Markedly Reduces Revision Surgery at 16 Years

R de Steiger, M Lorimer, SE Graves

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective operation for the management of end-stage hip osteoarthritis, but long-term success can be limited by wear of the polyethylene bearing surface. Cross-linking conventional polyethylene has resulted in lower wear rates and a reduction in bone lysis in both laboratory and clinical studies. The aim of this study was to compare the rates of revision between cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) and conventional non-cross-linked polyethylene (CPE) at 16 years after THAs performed for the treatment of osteoarthritis. METHODS: We performed an observational study of data, from a national registry, on all patients who underwent THA for osteoarthritis..

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