The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 4, 545 - 550

Minimum 5-Year Results of Modular Metal-On-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty

Kindsfater, Kirk A. et al.

This study reports minimum 5-year results of 95 hips implanted with a Pinnacle (DePuy, Warsaw, Ind) modular metal-on-metal acetabular prosthesis. Clinical scores such as the Harris Hip and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index revealed excellent clinical outcomes at mean 6-year follow-up. With the use of large-diameter femoral heads, dislocation was rare, occurring in only 1 hip. Moreover, no acetabular and only 3 femoral osteolytic lesions were detected. Kaplan-Meier survivorship at 7 years after arthroplasty was 97.8% for the total hip arthroplasty construct and 100% for the acetabular shell. No unexplained pain or other complication attributable to wear debris or the metal-on-metal articulation was observed. These findings indicate that total hip arthroplasty with this specific modular metal-on-metal bearing performed well in a high-demand population at midterm follow-up.

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