Highly crosslinked polyethylene decreases wear in total hip arthroplasty
Highly crosslinked polyethylene reduces wear in total hip arthroplasty at 5 yearsClin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Dec;468(12):3228-33. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1379-4
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122 patients with noninflammatory arthritis were randomized to undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA) with either highly crosslinked polyethylene (HXLP) or standard polyethylene, to compare the in vivo wear rates between the two groups. After mean 5.5 years follow-up, results indicated that highly crosslinked polyethylene used in total hip arthroplasty resulted in significantly less two-dimensional ...
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