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Volume:2 Issue:9 Number:16 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5298
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Highly crosslinked polyethylene decreases wear in total hip arthroplasty

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

Highly crosslinked polyethylene reduces wear in total hip arthroplasty at 5 years

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Dec;468(12):3228-33. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1379-4

Contributing Authors: J Mutimer PA Devane K Adams JG Horne

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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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