Highly cross-linked polyethylene liners reduce femoral head penetration in THA
New polyethylenes in total hip replacement: A prospective, comparative clinical study of two types of linerJ Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Feb;90(2):149-53
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90 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to assess differences in aspect loosening between procedures, performed either using highly cross-linked or non-cross-linked polyethylene liners. At final follow-up of mean 66.3 months, the highly crossed-linked liners demonstrated a reduced wear rate with significantly less femoral head penetration when compared to the non-cross-linked...
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