The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 2, 213 - 219

Ceramic-On-Ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients Younger Than 20 Years

Finkbone, Patrick R. et al.

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in the adolescent patient has historically shown relatively poor survivorship. This study reports the results of THA in young patients using contemporary ceramic bearings. Twenty-four THAs were performed using ceramic bearing surfaces in patients 20 years old or younger (mean, 16.4; range, 12-20). Average follow-up was 52 months (range, 25-123 months). The survival rate was 96%, with 1 revision for a loose acetabular component. Other complications included a peroneal nerve palsy that resolved and 2 dislocations in 1 patient. Postoperatively, the Modified Harris Hip Score mean was 93.4 (range, 66-100). This study shows promising results at short-term to midterm follow-up in very young patients who undergo THA using ceramic-on-ceramic components.

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