We evaluated 107 hips (93 patients, with a mean age of 76 years) with one design of uncemented acetabular component, a 36 (90 hips) or 40 mm (17 hips) metal femoral head, and one electron beam 100 kGy irradiated and remelted XLPE at a mean follow-up of 8 years (range 5-13 years). Selection of these femoral heads was based on several factors, including the perceived risk of dislocation, the outer diameter size of the acetabular component, and liner availability. Measurements of linear and volumetric wear were performed in one experienced laboratory by the Martell method and analyzed using the first-to-last method. Standard radiographs, with additional Judet views, were used to detect periprosthetic osteolysis. Clinical records were used to determine the complications of dislocation, liner fracture, and painful trunnion corrosion.