The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 34, Issue 11, 2704 - 2710

Ten- to 16-Year Results of a Modern Cementless Dual-Mobility Acetabular Implant in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Gaillard, Romain et al.


The purpose of this study is to assess the radiographic results, clinical outcomes, and survivorship of a modern cementless dual-mobility cup (DMC) implant as a primary THA with a minimum of 10 years follow-up.


This study retrospectively assessed a series of 310 primary THAs using a modern-generation cementless DMC (Saturne acetabular cup) between April 2001 and December 2005 at a single center. Patients were followed prospectively clinically and radiographically after surgery. Hips with follow-up less than 120 months were excluded from the study (5 lost to follow-up and 167 deceased). In total, a cohort of 138 hips were included for preoperative and postoperative analysis with an average follow-up of 152.4 months. All complications were collected, and a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed.


There was a significant increase in the mean Harris and Postel-Merle d’Aubigne scores between preoperative and postoperative cohorts ( P < .001). No loosening of the cup and no acetabular osteolysis were found at final follow-up. No prosthetic dislocation, no intraprosthetic dislocation, and no infections were reported. The survival curve of THA in the total cohort (N = 310) was about 98% at 10 years with 3 stem revisions for femoral fracture. One psoas impingement was also described.


This study showed no acetabular component failure and no reported cases of acetabular osteolysis with this DMC acetabular component retention at 10 years. No prosthetic or intraprosthetic dislocation was reported.

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