Highly cross-linked polyethylene components reduce wear rates in THA
A Double-Blind, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Highly Cross-Linked and Conventional Polyethylene in Primary Total Hip ArthroplastyJ Arthroplasty. 2009 Jun;24(4):505-10. Epub 2008 Jun 10
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119 hips undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to receive either components made with highly cross-linked polyethylene or conventional polyethylene components. The results from this study indicated that at 6 months and 3 years, there was a significantly reduced wear rate of the highly cross-linked polyethylene components in comparison to the conventional components. Further long term f...
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