Cross-linked liners wear at a lower rate than non–cross-linked polyethylene liners
A Randomized Prospective Evaluation of Outcomes after Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Cross-linked Marathon and Non–cross-linked Enduron Polyethylene LinersJ Arthroplasty. 2006 Sep; 21(6 Suppl 2):17-25.
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220 patients requiring total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive a total hip arthroplasty with a non-cross-linked Enduron liner or a total hip arthroplasty with a cross-linked Marathon polyethylene liner. Two-dimensional head penetration and corresponding volumetric head displacement (Hip Analysis Suit), implant stability, osteolysis (radiographic review), and patient-perceived functional ...
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