The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 1, 236 - 241

Minimum 20-Year Follow-Up Results of Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty With Improved Cementing Technique

Trumm, Bryan N. et al.

A consecutive, non-selective cohort of 83 (77 patients) cemented total hip arthroplasty revisions using contemporary cementing techniques was analyzed at a minimum of 20 years following the index procedure. No patients were lost to follow-up. The average age at revision was 62.4 years (23 to 89). Twenty-two hips (26.5%) had had a reoperation, eighteen (21.7%) for aseptic loosening, 3 (3.6%) for femoral prosthesis fracture and 1 (1.2%) for dislocation. The incidence of re-revision for aseptic femoral loosening was 7.5% and for aseptic acetabular loosening was 21.7%. These results confirm that cemented femoral revision using improved cementing techniques is a durable option in revision hip surgery. In contrast to this, THA revisions using a cemented acetabular component have been less durable at this length of follow-up.

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