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ACE Report #8636
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

AAOS 2016: Highly cross-linked polyethylene with/without vit E report similar penetration

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Five-Year Clinical Performance of Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene and Vitamin E Diffused Polyethylene using RSA

Contributing Authors: Nebergall ME Greene MB Laursen OK Muratogly A Troelsen H Malchau

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


65 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to undergo the procedure using a highly cross-linked polyethylene liner that was either diffused or not diffused with vitamin E. The study was conducted in order to determine if penetration levels of the femoral head into the polyethylene liner differed between groups, patient-reported outcomes were also assessed. Although results indic...

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