Comparing Wear Rate Between Vitamin E Infused HXLPE vs UHMWPE Acetabular Cups in Primary THA
2-year results of an RCT of 2 uncemented isoelastic monoblock acetabular components: lower wear rate with vitamin E blended highly cross-linked polyethylene compared to ultra-high molecular weight polyethyleneActa Orthop. 2020 Jun;91(3):254-259
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One hundred and ninety-nine patients scheduled for a primary total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive a Vitamin E infused highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) acetabular cup or an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cup. The primary outcome of interest was wear rate measured by femoral head penetration rate. Secondary outcomes of interest included pain at rest...
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