The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 1, 176 - 180

A Comparative Study of Four Bearing Couples of the Same Acetabular and Femoral Component: A Mean Follow-Up of 11.5 Years

Topolovec, Matevž et al.

We present a retrospective evaluation of 1369 hip arthroplasties performed using the Bicon-Plus cups and SL-Plus stems, differing only in the bearing combination. Four bearing combination groups were used: metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) group with 587 hips, ceramic-on-polyethylene (CoP) group with 161 hips, metal-on-metal (MoM) group with 322 hips and ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) group with 299 hips. The mean follow-up was 11.5 years (4.1 to 15.0). Radiological evaluation was performed on implants failed due to aseptic loosening. The survival for prosthesis with revision for any reason at ten years was 96.1% (95% confidence interval (CI) 94.3 to 97.9) for MoP, 98.1% (CI 95.9 to 100) for CoP, 90.2% (CI 86.8 to 93.6) for MoM, and 95.6% (CI 93.0 to 98.2) for CoC. Survival for aseptic loosening was also determined.

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