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ACE Report #411
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Highly cross-linked polyethylene components reduce wear rates in THA


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Double-Blind, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Highly Cross-Linked and Conventional Polyethylene in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2009 Jun;24(4):505-10. Epub 2008 Jun 10

Contributing Authors: GT Calvert PA Devane J Fielden K Adams JG Horne

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Synopsis

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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