The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 5, 815 - 817

Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Patients Younger Than 50 Years With Minimum 10-Year Follow-Up

Babovic, Nikola et al.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relatively long-term outcomes in 50 patients (54 hips) younger than 50 years of age who underwent total hip arthroplasty using highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) liners. With a minimum follow-up of 10 years, mean age at time of surgery was 38.9 years (range, 15–50 years). Survivorship was 100%. There was no radiographic evidence of osteolysis or component loosening. Mean steady-state femoral head penetration rate was 0.020±0.0047 mm/yr. Clinical outcomes were excellent, with mean Harris hip score of 91.2 (range, 72–99) points at final follow-up.

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