The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 4, 497 - 502

Use of Cementless, Tapered Femoral Stems in Patients Who Have a Mean Age of 20 Years

Costa, Christopher R. et al.

Young patients who undergo total hip arthroplasty are a unique group who has been challenging to successfully treat; however, newer prosthetic materials and designs have the potential to increase implant longevity. Fifty-three hips (40 patients who had a mean age of 20 years) underwent a total hip arthroplasty using a cementless, proximally hydroxyapatite-coated, tapered, femoral stem and a cementless acetabular cup. There was a 96% overall survivorship at approximately 5 years of mean follow-up (range, 2-7 years) with no femoral side failures. Younger patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty with newer component designs and materials may have similar excellent outcomes to older patients.

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