A Case Series of Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Cementless Hip Stem Customized for Patients of a Specific Race: 10- to 15-Year ResultsTsukada, Sachiyuki et al.
We report a minimum of 10-year results of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) using the cementless BiCONTACT N stem, which was developed to fit the femur in a specific race in which the predominant etiology of hip diseases was developmental dysplasia. A total of 108 hips were evaluated with a mean follow-up of 11.9 ± 1.4 years. The etiology for THA was secondary osteoarthritis due to developmental dysplasia in 90.3% of patients. No evidence of aseptic loosening of the BiCONTACT N stem was observed. The survivorship with the end point as revision surgery for any reason was 94.4% (95% confidence interval 88.7%–97.3%) at 15.0 years postoperatively. BiCONTACT N stem may be an effective alternative for patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip.