7-year results of primary total hip arthroplasty with the uncemented Avenir stem. HIP International, 29(4), 418–423.

7-year results of primary total hip arthroplasty with the uncemented Avenir stem

Erivan, R., Villatte, G., Brientini, J.-M., Kreider, D., Descamps, S., & Boisgard, S. (2019).
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the 7-year functional outcome and radiographic results of primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed with the uncemented Avenir stem.

Between January 2006 and October 2008, 100 consecutive primary hips in 92 patients were enrolled at 2 centres. The mean age at operation was 58.5 years (27–87 years). Mini-incision (50%) and standard approaches (50%) were used to implant 22 standard and 78 lateralised stems.

The 7-year Kaplan-Meier survival rate was 98.9% (95% CI, 92.9–99.8) with stem revision for any reason as endpoint. No stem related complications occurred. 1 stem revision was due to deep infection at 51 months post-op. We had 4 acetabular revisions. The mean Harris Hip Score (HHS) at 7 years follow-up was 93.1 points (60–100). Radiographic analysis showed 2 patients had non-progressive radiolucent lines and no patient had any signs of stem subsidence or loosening.

The 7-year implant survival and the functional outcomes for THA performed with the study device are excellent and were in line with those documented for comparable contemporary uncemented fully HA-coated stems. Longer term follow-up of this consecutive series needs to be performed.


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